Course Description

Complete the first draft of your novel. Flesh out the elements of a strong setting, plot, character, point of view, style, rhythm and theme. Through short written assignments, peer and instructor feedback, you will learn about the benefits of “workshopping” written material and leveraging research method(s) while staying organized. Explore ebooks versus traditional publishing, how to secure an agent and/or publisher and how to promote your book.

Course Details

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

  • Identify publishing strategies to launch a successful novel
  • Apply and strengthen the basic elements of a novel 
  • Recognize the importance of providing and receiving helpful feedback
  • Discover a method(s) for researching and organizing written work
  • Create a rough draft of a novel

Topics of Instruction:

  • Apply elements of a novel
  • Research and organize written work
  • Publishing a novel

Meta - Complete the first draft of your novel and explore publishing options. 


WRI 422 Write a Novel - Level 2

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)

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Jun 07, 2022 to Jul 11, 2022
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $295.00
Potential Price Adjustments
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required.

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.

Please note there is an optional live session included in this course. Date to be confirmed.

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.

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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