Description of Class
So you’ve graduated from our Novel in a Year, Memoir in a Year, or Advanced Fiction programs, and you still want to keep it going. You’ve got momentum and you’re jazzed, or maybe you feel like if you stop you’re going to get stuck. What’s next? Long Haul has you covered.
The Long Haul: Continuing a Book-length Project is specifically designed for graduates of Novel in a Year, Memoir in a Year, or Advanced Fiction who are continuing with their work-in-progress. Many books take multiple years to bring to the finish line, and this class will provide structure and strategies to help you stay the course. Students will join a writing cohort who share a commitment to the process. For Advanced Fiction students, this course is for continuing your collection of stories.
HOW IT WORKS
Students will meet monthly for two-hour sessions to discuss challenges and breakthroughs, share ideas, and listen to brief craft lectures developed in response to the previous month’s conversation. These might be on topics such as playing with chronology, maintaining high stakes, or when to let loose ends hang, and will be presented by class leader Zoe Zolbrod, the author of the award-winning novel Currency and memoir The Telling. There is no workshop component per se, but students will be asked to summarize their work at the first class meeting and are then invited to read aloud a few pages aloud each month for immediate feedback. In between class sessions, you’ll have plenty of time to write and revise while still staying in touch with other students via StoryStudio’s private online class forum. Vent, fantasize, brainstorm, or just get inspired each month during your class, and then go home and put the energy to use.
This class offers continued accountability for those that have completed a previous year-long course. You’ll further your learning of the craft, and the bonus offering of Long Haul is a personalized manuscript consultation:
In addition to monthly meetings as a collective, students can meet with Zoe individually on an as-needed basis. We’ve structured this program to provide maximum benefit without demanding too much time away from focusing on your own writing. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with Zoe for full or partial manuscript reviews for an additional fee. More information can be provided.
Please be Advised: To register for this course, you must have graduated from a previous Novel in a Year, Memoir in a Year, or Advanced Fiction course. For NIAY and MIAY students working on novels or memoirs, or Advanced Fiction students working on a story collection.Top