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OWC 306 C — Novel IV: Manuscript Preparedness

Quarter: Winter
Course Format: Online (System Requirements)
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Jan 14—Mar 22
Drop Deadline: Jan 17
Units: 3
Tuition: $1090
Instructor(s): Wendy Nelson Tokunaga
Limit: 13
Status: Open
Winter
Date(s)
Jan 14—Mar 22
10 weeks
Drop By
Jan 17
3 Units
Fees
$1090
Instructor(s):
Wendy Nelson Tokunaga
Limit
13
Open
Course Prerequisite: Students must have completed OWC 305 Novel III. This course is not open to the public, but rather by admission only. For more information on the Online Writing Certificate Program and its application process, please click here.

This last core course will allow students to make sure their manuscript is in the best shape possible and ready for the final step in the Certificate Program—the One-on-One Tutorial, where students will work individually with an instructor who will serve as a writing coach and editor, guiding each student through a revision. The focus will be on drafting missing sections, redrafting chapters that workshops in the previous courses have shown to be problematic, performing line editing, or taking on any other activities the instructor and student feel will best advance the completion of the manuscript. Students will each create an individualized plan of action during the first week, then be placed into small groups where the instructor will facilitate the exchange of significant sections of the manuscripts in progress. Chat and bulletin boards will allow students to receive support from both the instructor and their peers on process and good work habits, and to exchange words of encouragement. The goal is for each student to enter the One-on-One Tutorial having already received the feedback of several peer readers.

Wendy Nelson Tokunaga, Author

Wendy Nelson Tokunaga is the author of Midori by Moonlight, Love in Translation, Falling Uphill, His Wife and Daughters, and the self-published novel No Kidding, which received a Writer’s Digest award. She’s also written the nonfiction book Marriage in Translation: Foreign Wife, Japanese Husband. Tokunaga received an MFA in writing from the University of San Francisco.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) James Scott Bell, Revision and Self-Editing for Publication, 2nd Edition (ISBN 1599637065)
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