February 20th-April 10th
Writing Your Novel
It’s a marathon, and no one can run it without help. This 8-week workshop will provide a constructive writing community where you can share your work and ideas, receive feedback and motivation, and study the finer points of crafting fiction.
Together we will read and dissect the work of contemporary greats and derive lessons to apply to our own novels; and we will devote our attention to the developing work of our peers to help each other move toward The End. Each student will receive specific edits and suggestions from the instructor as well as their fellow writers. We will emphasize the macro-structure of the novel, planning and plotting, chapter and scene breakdowns, character development, beginnings and endings, along with some subtler skills such as dialogue, description, and punctuation.
All levels of experience and project-completion are welcome.
Daniel Levine is the author of the novel Hyde, a New York Times Editor's Choice and one of Washington Post's 5 Best Thrillers of 2014. He studied English Literature and Creative Writing at Brown University and received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Florida. He has taught composition and creative writing at high schools and universities, including the University of Florida, Montclair State University, Metropolitan State College of Denver, and the University of Colorado. Originally from New Jersey, he now lives in Boulder, Colorado.c