WriteNow: National Novel Writing Month
Course Description: November has been designated National Novel Writing Month, and over 200,000 participants each year challenge themselves to write a book-length project during this month. As part of this 5-week course, SNL students are invited to earn competence by accepting a similar challenge: Anne Lamott said that the most important ingredient for writing is the act of “sitting.” During five weeks in October/November, students will focus on this seemingly simple act of the creative process. The focus of the course is on the generation of written material – the quantity rather than the quality. As such, students choose their own fiction or nonfiction writing topic(s) and project for these five weeks, and may use the material they create in a later effort (ILP, AP, etc.) To kick off one session, a group of professional writer panelists will reflect on their own creative processes as they have developed their latest works.
Dates/Time: LATE START Fall 2012 Quarter
Class meets Wednesdays in the Loop 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7
Credit Hours: 2
Students must choose one competence only: A5, A2X, FX