Craft an Ironclad Novel – Online Course
An online course that offers a comprehensive overview of plot structure, character development, and craft tips, in order to help students craft an ironclad novel.
This course is 4 weeks, fully online, and asynchronous. It will be facilitated via Discord, so you will be required to have a Discord log-in to access it.
During this course, Rebecca Thorne will explain how to craft an ironclad novel, based on the 3 act plot structure, intensive character development, and unique craft tips. By the course’s end, you will achieve the following learning objectives:
- Students will learn about the 3 act structure, divided into 4 parts for easy analysis.
- Students will craft 5 plot-based sentences to guide their novel’s progression.
- Students will explore editing and critique methods to use with future critique partners and beta readers.
- Students will learn about character development, personality types, and contrasting goals.
- Students will explore various craft techniques to hook a reader.
This course will contain 4 assignments (crafting 5 plot-based sentences, creating a character analysis, rewriting your first chapter, and offering critique to a peer’s first chapter), online lectures about novel structure, facilitated discussions, recommended reading, and author-to-author networking opportunities.
Rebecca will offer personalized input into every student’s plot-based sentences and character analysises, and will facilitate break-out groups where students will post and edit each other’s first pages. In addition, a live Q&A session will occur at the course’s end to ensure students leave confident and prepared to write their novels.
By purchasing this course, students acknowledge:
- That there are no guarantees that you will obtain a literary agent or publish a novel after completing this course.
- Refunds are on a case-by-case basis, and will not be required after the first week of class.
- Personalized feedback on assignments will only be offered if the assignment is submitted on time.
- A level of professionalism and engagement is expected from all students.
- Rebecca is committed to ensuring her classrooms remain kind, inclusive spaces. If she perceives a student exhibiting hostile or derogatory behavior, especially in regards to race, disability, or gender/sexual identification, Rebecca reserves the right to remove that student from the class without a refund.
- While this is a college-level curriculum, Rebecca is not affiliated with any college or university. There is no credit offered for this course.