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Developing the Novel

Many writers start out with short stories, simply because they’re short. But it’s a lot easier to break into publishing with a good novel. Novel writing is also a more realistic way to make a living as a writer. But how does a writer keep from drowning? In this class, we will look at your first chapters. Then, using great novels as examples, we will touch on character, structure, and development. You will come away with feedback specific to you, as well as concrete methods to get you through your first draft—and further.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Katie Crouch

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 07/16/2014

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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$75.00 General Price:

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Katie Crouch

Katie Crouch is a New York Times best-selling novelist. Her books include Girls in Trucks, Men and Dogs, and Abroad. She has also written two novels for young adults. Katie teaches at San Francisco State and lives with her family in Bolinas, California.

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