Course Description

Further flesh out your one-page outline from WRI 417 Beginning to Write a Novel as you continue to develop a strong story idea. Learn what makes an engaging story through short written assignments, peer and instructor feedback. Familiarize yourself with the key elements of a novel such as setting, plot, character, point of view, style, rhythm and theme. You will also look at research methods and organizational tools to keep your writing on track. 

Course Details

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

  • Recognize the importance of planning an outline for a novel
  • Examine and apply the basic elements of a novel
  • Demonstrate descriptive writing techniques
  • Identify strategies to develop a system for research

Topics of Instruction:

  • Explore the basic elements of a novel
  • Create organized writing
  • Develop a system for research

Meta - Further flesh out your novel story idea. 


WRI 417 Beginning to Write a Novel

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Apr 25, 2023 to May 29, 2023
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $295.00
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Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the 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 registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, 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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