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Your Novel, Its Structure, and Your Brain

Is plot something you can, well, plot? How does one cope with the various tone shifts and surprising changes of direction that happen when writing a novel? And how does one know which cuts to a novel are the right ones during a revision? In this exercise class, we’ll test our assumptions about our novels, with a particular focus on structure. Whether you’ve been working on your novel for years or are just starting one, you’ll be challenged to envision your work in new ways and shake up your process.

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: Ryan Boudinot

Class Type: 10 Sessions

Start Date: 04/09/2014

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Ryan Boudinot

Ryan Boudinot is the author of the novels Blueprints of the Afterlife and Misconception (a PEN USA Literary Award finalist) and the story collection The Littlest Hitler (a Publishers Weekly book of the year).

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