Novel in Nine Follow-Up Intensive

Nine-Week Workshop

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This course is available only to participants who have completed Novel in Nine.

This class is limited to 8 participants and will go live only if we have 6 participants.


Oct. 6 - Dec. 20

*There will be no class the week of Oct. 28 or the week of Nov. 25

  • Each week, two participants will submit up to 5,000 words each for critique.
  • In weekly recorded videos, I will provide feedback on the two submissions. These recorded videos will be available to all participants. I will also provide written feedback.
  • In my feedback, I will strive to help you revise for scene development, character, point of view, dialogue, plot, voice, and style.
  • Student submissions and feedback will be used to generate ongoing discussions of revision techniques.
  • In addition to revising your own submissions, you will learn from critiquing peer work and from watching my feedback videos of peer work.
  • Each participant is expected to provide thoughtful, constructive feedback on one submission per week. Your written critiques should be about 400-500 words each.
  • We will have four live 1 1/2 hour classes (see dates below).
  • Each participant will submit work twice, for a total of 10,000 words.
  • The goal of the class is to learn and revise. Submissions will be strictly limited to 5,000 words each so that participants do not become overwhelmed with critiquing.
  • Live classes will be held on Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time, 11:00 a.m ET. The dates of live classes are: Oct. 8, Nov. 5, Nov. 19, Dec. 10. All live classes will be recorded for playback.

What You Get

  • Video feedback from Michelle on up to 10,000 words of your novel (about 40 manuscript pages), as well as written feedback from Michelle
  • Written feedback from your peers on 10,000 words
  • Ongoing discussion forum
  • Four live classes (all recorded for playback), totaling 6 hours of live class

Frequently Asked Questions

What if there are fewer than 8 signups?
If there are fewer than 8 signups for this course, the course will be cancelled and you will receive a full refund.
How will I submit my work?
We will have a private submission portal on Medium. This is where you will share your work and comment on submissions. The submissions and comments will be viewable ONLY by members of the class. You will also send your work to me as a Word document, which I can return to you in markup mode.
When will I submit my work?
You will submit your work on Wednesday of the week before it is up for discussion. You will sign up for submission dates before the course begins.
Are refunds available?
You will receive a refund if you cancel your enrollment before Sept. 5 . Please note that due to the limited class size, there will be no refunds after Sept. 5th.

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