Plotting Your Novel

with Grace Bialecki

Genres: Fiction, Novel

Online

Intermediate

2 Sessions

Start Date: March 18, 2024
End Date: March 25, 2024
Day of Week: Monday
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $118.80
General Price: $132.00

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This course is designed for writers of fiction who want to create a plot outline or synopsis of their novel. By doing close readings of synopses, we'll identify different elements of a compelling summary and learn how to create them for our own novels in progress. We'll focus on how plotting your novel can help clarify your revision process and strengthen your final manuscript, although coursework will also be relevant to synopses as part of a query package.

ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:

  • This class includes:
    • Craft Discussion: teachers and students explore essential elements of the craft.
    • Generative Writing: students create new work during class or from assignments.
  • Feedback in class: Both peer and instructor feedback given.
  • Work outside of class: 1-2 hours of writing or reading outside of class.

REGISTRATION DATES: 

  • December 4: Scholarship Donation Day 
  • December 5: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT
  • December 12: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT
  • December 18: Last day of Early Bird pricing
Grace Bialecki

Grace Bialecki

she/her

Grace Bialecki is a writer, spoken word poet, and workshop facilitator. She has performed at KGB Bar and as the featured poet at Paris Lit Up, and her work has appeared in various publications including Catapult and Epiphany Magazine. Bialecki is the co-founder of the storytelling series Thirst, and the author of the novel Purple Gold (ANTIBOOKCLUB). 

For more information check out Grace's website (www.graciebialecki.com) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/graciebialecki).

Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

Early bird discounts are available during the first two weeks of registration and apply to both general and member tuition rates.

To help provide financial accessibility to our class offerings, some classes each quarter are offered with a sliding-scale tuition model, allowing students to pay what they can for the class. For these classes, tuition increments starting at $5 and going up to 125% of the standard pricing will be listed on the page.

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Classes may be cancelled if less than the minimum number of students are enrolled within ten days before the class start date. If Hugo House needs to cancel a class for any reason, students can choose between receiving a full credit toward future classes or full refund.

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