Private Instruction in Writing Novels
For the aspiring fiction writer who is ambitious enough to embark on a novel, one of our tutors can offer valuable direction along the way. A book-length work can be a daunting prospect for any writer, but novice writers in particular will benefit from a tutor’s guidance and support. Our highly skilled instructors help students to map plot-lines, flesh out characters, establish narrative voice, sketch trajectories of conflict and resolution, and sharpen language and style at the sentence level.
The goals of our Novel Writing program are fourfold:
- Build the student’s core writing skills.
- Provide the student with the structure, encouragement, and accountability necessary to sustain a long-form fiction project.
- Develop a working outline for the student’s novel.
- Complete a second draft of Chapter One (and first drafts of subsequent chapters as appropriate).
Our creative writing programs are ideally suited for enrichment, either as extracurricular activities during the school year or as a way to keep students intellectually engaged during the long break from school. A typical novel-writing program involves one 60-90 minute session per week, with writing and reading assignments for the student to complete independently and discuss at the following session. In addition to exercises on story, character, conflict, and prose style, the student generates an outline for his or her book and a solid draft of the first chapter.
Our Novel Writing Instructors:
Our team of novel writing instructors includes the tutors below. Click on the instructor’s short profile to access his or her full profile: