Novel in a Year
Chicago, Illinois, United States
CONTACT: Jill Pollack
Novel in a Year is a unique opportunity to join a writing cohort, study novel craft, workshop key scenes, measure your progress, meet goals and deadlines, give and get support for the long slog from plotting to composition to revision and beyond.
Novelists will meet monthly for three-hour sessions to discuss craft, solve story issues, workshop 5-7 page scenes, and share some snacks and beverages. In between class sessions you’ll have plenty of time to write and generate new work while still staying in touch via StoryStudio’s private class blog.
We’ve structured this program to provide maximum benefit without demanding too much time away from focusing on your own work. In addition to workshopping short scenes in class, participants will meet individually with the instructor for 100-page manuscript reviews.
We will have an online forum for exchanging additional work, reporting our progress and struggles, and keeping ourselves honest in our work habits. Whether you’ve already made headway on your novel or are just gathering ideas, this group will provide the structure, companionship, feedback, good humor and emotional support to help you see your project through.
This course is limited to 12 students and is submission based. To apply, please contact us and submit up to 10 pages of either your novel draft or any comparable fiction project. StoryStudio will then contact you to determine if the Novel in a Year program, or a different workshop class, would be the best fit.
Featured Writers Include:
Emily Gray Tedrowe
Fiction, Creative nonfiction
4043 N. Ravenswood Ave
Illinois, United States
We love stories and the people who tell them.
StoryStudio Chicago is a growing community of writers building Chicagoland’s premier center for writing and writers. Our mission is simple: teach the art and craft of writing in a positive, open, and encouraging community where students can develop their unique voices.
We focus on creative and business writing classes, and strive to create a welcoming space where writers at every level can improve and grow as artists and communicators; connect with other writers; find encouragement, instruction and feedback; and, well, write!
Wherever you are on your journey, you’ll find support here in workshops, classes, and conversation!