Course Description

Get started on the novel you want to write. Work on structure, characters, point of view, action, beginnings and endings. You will write a one-page outline and workshop the first 4000 words of a novel. Short assignments will help your characters begin to take shape, and a story to emerge. This class is for anyone interested in taking your writing to the next level through feedback from peers and your instructor.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Recognize a novel as a genre distinct from other writing fields
  • Apply the structural elements of a novel to their own written work
  • Create an outline and write 4000 words of a novel
  • Recognize the importance of receiving constructive feedback on their writing
  • Give constructive feedback on their peers’ writing

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


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Feb 23, 2021 to Mar 29, 2021
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $295.00
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Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students who are unfamiliar with online learning are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online prior to enrolling in this course.

Unless otherwise stated, a notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.


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