Go from idea to a manuscript draft in just one month. Bring your story concept to the first class and explore essential pre-writing techniques like brainstorming, researching and outlining to build a foundation for your novel. Set achievable goals, budget your writing time and gather a resource list to assist you through the process. Through creating a series of outlines and receiving instructor feedback, flesh-out memorable characters, settings, a plot and themes. Improve your writing and gain valuable tips for self editing.