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OWC 306 D — Novel IV: Manuscript Preparedness

Quarter: Winter
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Jan 11—Mar 19
Drop Deadline: Dec 22
Units: 3
Tuition: $1120
Instructor(s): Dominic Russ-Combs
Limit: 15
Status: Open
Winter
Flex Online(About Formats)
Date(s)
Jan 11—Mar 19
10 weeks
Drop By
Dec 22
3 Units
Fees
$1120
Instructor(s):
Dominic Russ-Combs
Limit
15
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.

Dominic Russ-Combs, Former Stegner Fellow, Stanford

Dominic Russ-Combs’s fiction has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Kenyon Review, The Carolina Quarterly, and Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, among others. His poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared in Third Coast and Indiana Review. He received an Emerging Artist Award from the Kentucky Arts Council and a PhD in English from Texas Tech.