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Seeing it Through: Finishing Your Novel and Preparing to Publish

This class will provide a push for the novel draft that’s been hovering on your desktop, waiting to be finished. On day one, we’ll examine techniques for writing strong endings and strengthening the overall manuscript. On day two, we’ll turn to writers like Jorge Luis Borges, Anne Lamott, and Stephen King for guidance; discuss strategies for persistence; and look at the nuts and bolts of moving from manuscript to publication. Come to class with an outline of your novel draft as it is and leave with a step-by-step plan to finish your book.

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: Megan Kruse

Class Type: 2 Sessions

Start Date: 07/19/2015

End Date: 07/20/2015

Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$135.00 Member Price:
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$150.00 General Price:

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Megan Kruse

Megan Kruse grew up in the Pacific Northwest and currently lives in Seattle. She studied creative writing at Oberlin College and earned her MFA at the University of Montana. Her work has appeared widely in journals and anthologies, and her debut novel, Call Me Home, was released from Hawthorne Books in March 2015, with an introduction by Elizabeth Gilbert. She teaches fiction at Eastern Oregon University’s Low-Residency MFA program and Gotham Writers Workshop. She was one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 for 2015.

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