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OWC 306 B — Novel IV: Manuscript Preparedness

Quarter: Winter
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Jan 10—Mar 18
Refund Deadline: Jan 13
Units: 3
Tuition: $1120
Instructor(s): Wendy Nelson Tokunaga
Limit: 16
Class Recording Available: No
Status: Registration opens Nov 29, 8:30 am (PT)
 
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Winter
Flex Online(About Formats)
Date(s)
Jan 10—Mar 18
10 weeks
Refund Date
Jan 13
3 Units
Fees
$1120
Instructor(s):
Wendy Nelson Tokunaga
Limit
16
Recording
No
Registration opens Nov 29, 8:30 am (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
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. 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: Techniques for Transforming Your First Draft into a Novel That Sells (ISBN 978-1599637068)