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Many writers start out with short stories, simply because they’re short. But it’s a lot easier to break into publishing with a good novel. Novel writing is also a more realistic way to make a living as a writer. But how does a writer keep from drowning? In this class, we will look at your first chapters. Then, using great novels as examples, we will touch on character, structure, and development. You will come away with feedback specific to you, as well as concrete methods to get you through your first draft—and further.
Katie Crouch is a New York Times best-selling novelist. Her books include Girls in Trucks, Men and Dogs, and Abroad. She has also written two novels for young adults. Katie teaches at San Francisco State and lives with her family in Bolinas, California.