Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Enroll Now For INTRODUCTION TO WRITING THE NOVEL in League City, Texas

Introduction To Writing The Novel
Taught by multipublished, award winning author, Kimberly Ivey Wuttke.
For more information on this class, or to register, please call the North County Learning Center (College of the Mainland campus) in League City, Texas at 281-332-1800. Please read the course description below.

Introduction to Writing The Novel begins Tuesday 3/8/11 and runs through 04/19/11 6:30 – 9:00 PM at the Clear Springs High School Campus on Palomino Lane (3/4 mile west of the Learning Center. Phone: 281-332-1800 for directions and information.

Instructor: Kimberly Ivey Wuttke
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Whether you’re thinking about writing a novel, or desire to infuse new life into an unfinished project, this introductory class is for you. In this workshop, students will learn how to plot a story, develop a fiction outline (synopsis) and commit to writing the first fifty pages of their novel. *Individuals with an existing work in progress will be encouraged to review and revise the first three chapters and synopsis. Instructor will work closely with each student and offer personal guidance and feedback. Lecture topics include story ideas, an overview of fiction genres, novel form, chapters, story structure, plotting, characterization and conflict. In-class writing exercises and take home assignments will relate specifically to each student’s novel. In order to gain the most from this class, enrollees should already have a grasp of composition and basic fiction techniques. Bring your own writing materials—pen, paper and/or lap top and be prepared to write. This is an intensive, hands on course. Beginning the first night of class, instructor will accept up to fifteen typed, double spaced manuscript pages per student for personalized critique, and eight pages per week thereafter through class five. Taught by a published author with 25+ years publishing experience. MAX CLASS SIZE 12. 1.5 CEU’s. * This course meets the criteria established by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. If you would like a certificate, please ask the college to provide one upon completion.

Class Meets Mar. 8, 22, 29 Apr. 5, 12, 19 2011

*There will be no class Tuesday March 15th due to the spring break holiday.

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