NVL 02 W — Write a Novel in a Month: No Critics, No Fear
Because of the high-enrollment capacity of the course, the instructors will provide models for feedback and answer general questions about the novel planning and writing processes. They will respond to one short assignment per student, per week. Students will offer and receive feedback in small groups.
Students may take NVL 01 W: “Planning Your Novel: Starting from Scratch” and NVL 02 W: “Write a Novel in a Month: No Critics, No Fear” as a two-part series, using the first part to plan the book that they will then draft in the second part; or they can enroll in either course independently. NVL 01 W is not a prerequisite for NVL 02 W.
Malena Watrous, Former Stegner Fellow, Stanford; Online Writing Lead Instructor, Stanford Continuing StudiesMalena Watrous is the author of the novel If You Follow Me and co-author of the novel Sparked . She has contributed to The New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications. She received an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Truman Capote Fellow.
Scott Hutchins, Former Stegner Fellow; Jones and Draper Lecturer in Creative Writing, Stanford; Online Writing and Certificate Program Curriculum Coordinator, Stanford Continuing StudiesScott Hutchins’s debut novel, A Working Theory of Love, was a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2012. His work has appeared in StoryQuarterly, FiveChapters, The Rumpus, The New York Times, San Francisco magazine, and Esquire. He received two Hopwood awards and the Andrea Beauchamp Prize in short fiction. Hutchins teaches fiction, nonfiction, graphic novel, arts writing, and “Twitter Fiction/Future Forms” in Stanford’s Creative Writing Program.
Textbooks for this course:
(Recommended) Jami Attenberg, All Grown Up (ISBN 978-0544824249)
(Recommended) Marthan Conway, Thieving Forest (ISBN 978-0991618507)