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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 10—Mar 18
Refund Deadline: Jan 13
Units: 3
Tuition: $1120
Instructor(s): Ammi Keller
Limit: 16
Class Recording Available: No
Status: Closed
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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):
Ammi Keller
Limit
16
Recording
No
Closed
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.

AMMI KELLER
Instructor, Stanford Continuing Studies Online Certificate Program in Novel Writing; Former Stegner Fellow, Stanford

Ammi Keller’s teaching focuses on the intersection of mindfulness and creative writing. Her writing appears in American Short Fiction, Joyland, Sycamore Review, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. She has edited fiction, nonfiction, and poetry at Soft Skull Press and Tor/Forge Books and has received residencies from the Norton Island Colony, the Lambda Literary Writers Retreat, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Renni Browne and Dave King, Self Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print (ISBN 9780060545697)
(Recommended) Robert McKee, Story:: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting, 1st ed. (ISBN 9780060391683)
(Recommended) Stacey Swann, Olympus, Texas: A Novel (ISBN 9780385545211)