Novel V:

Revising the Novel

Class Information


First class starts on Saturday, August 31, 2023


10 AM – 12 PM


Six Sessions – Saturdays, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 & 10/12


Zoom (Live)








Group Description

Note: Though this class is offered as part of the Novel Writing Certificate Program, there is no pre-requisite to join this class. All students, members, and nonmembers are encouraged to enroll.


So you’ve finished writing your novel — what next? What do published novelists do between that raw first draft and the final manuscript to make their plots sizzle and their prose sing?


The key lies in reworking your manuscript until your writing jumps off of the page. If you have completed the first draft of a novel, this workshop will help you develop skills to shape your plot for maximum dramatic impact and give life and texture to characters, dialogue, and setting.


Note: There will be no class on October 5.

Certificate Discount

If you buy all five of the classes in the certificate separately, the total cost amounts to $1,080. If you purchase all five of them as a package, you will receive a 20% discount and will only pay a total of $864. This discount is only good for members.


Please note that if you enroll in the full certificate, you will automatically receive the individual course links throughout the year. If you do not plan to take all courses within the year, please contact us to ensure that a course credit is applied to your account.


You will be emailed the Zoom link 24 hours before the start of the class. If you sign up less than 24 hours before the start of the class, please either send us a message or email us at to request your link.


Please note that it is best to register at least a week before the start of a class to help our instructors prepare and ensure that it does not get canceled or rescheduled. Policies regarding registration, refunds, cancellations, etc. can be found on our policies page. If you would like to provide feedback regarding this class, please feel free to complete an evaluation form.