Course Description

Continue the process of writing 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

Topics of Instruction:

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

Meta - Continue to work toward the first draft of your novel and explore publishing options. 


WRI 422 Write a Novel - Level 2

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Asynchronous
Jun 04, 2024 to Jul 15, 2024
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $329.00
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 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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