6-Month ONLINE Novel Bootcamp with Seraphina Nova Glass, starts November 8, 2020
Click here to apply by November 1, 2020
Program Begins November 8, 2020
Technique, motivation, and accountability to write that book!
We are very excited to offer a limited enrollment 6-Month Novel Mentorship Program with Professor Seraphina Nova Glass, a screenwriter and award-winning playwright who recently signed a THREE-BOOK deal with Harper Collins Publishers! Her first novel, Someone's Listening, received a Starred Review from Publishers Weekly; her second novel, Such A Good Wife, releases summer 2021. The program will accept no more than twelve motivated writers. This is an immersive course designed to shepherd talented writers to THE END of their manuscript and identify next steps for the manuscript (revision, querying agents, publication, etc.).
NOTE: You do not have to live in Dallas to participate in this program.
The Ideal Applicant for this program can be at any stage in their novel!
The Ideal Applicant for this program can be at any stage in their novel. Whether you are still working on your idea or are well into writing it, the mentoring and one-to-one sections of the course will meet you where you are, and the seminars will cover material and ideas meant to motivate and inspire both beginning and advanced novelists. Writers accepted into the program will have basic knowledge of the tools and craft of writing fiction and are looking for an intensive experience without the cost of a top flight graduate program. Interested applicants will want to be a part of a thriving and intimate fiction cohort and understand that growth in craft requires critique, consistent work, and an eagerness to grow.
How it works:
This program in FULLY ONLINE
This program will accept the FIRST TWELVE applicants.
The instructor will meet you where you are in your writing process. Once the course starts, you will schedule a one-on-one session with Seraphina to discuss where you are and where you want to be. Together you’ll create a work plan for the next six months. Based on that discussion, you’ll submit a packet of pages two weeks prior to the first scheduled seminar.
You will be able to send Seraphina questions and talk through any roadblocks you run into at any time over the six months, but scheduled call/Skype meetings will occur every two weeks. You will be expected to submit TWENTY pages of you book every two weeks for direct feedback, and then discuss it at the bi-weekly meetings. You will also be given new resources from the instructor every two weeks such as: writing tips, structuring the novel, outlining techniques, how to get an agent, realities of the publishing world, and much, much more.
Since the course is online, these resources will be in the form of articles, handouts, Powerpoints, etc., rather than lecture. Seraphina will be available to expand on any of these resources and help you on your writing journey so you can finish that first draft in the six months.
This six-month Novel Mentorship consists of the following:
- One-on-one mentoring
- Bi-weekly meetings
- Personalized roadmap for achieving your project goals
- Access to mentor via email for questions for six months
- Monthly critique of pages, including line notes and a specific feedback for improvement and revisions
- Personalized readings and assignments based on your specific development needs
- Access to a community of dedicated writers
Mentee’s Monthly Responsibilities:
- Students send pages to mentor based on individual project goals negotiated with mentor
- Attend bi-weekly online meetings
- Process reflection letter discussing achievements and areas of growth for the month
- Adhere to the deadlines for turning in pages (or forego that round of submissions and re-join the schedule at the following submission deadline)
Although this is a first-come-first-serve program, we’d still like you to complete and application and send a writing sample. Complete the Application Questionnaire at the top of this page and submit a 3-6-page writing sample using standard manuscript format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full Tuition for the 6-month program is $2,900. Accepted writers must commit to the full six months and plan to attend each seminar session and meet all assigned deadlines. To secure your spot in the program, writers can pay the tuition in full or in two equal payments of $1,450 (1st Payment made within 7 days of application being accepted. 2nd Payment made by Nov 8th/First Day of Course).
Important Dates for May 2020 Novel Mentorship Cohort:
- 11/1 Application Deadline
- The one-on-one Skype/Phone/Zoom start on a Sunday, but with each individualized plan, we will discuss the best day of the week for you. The following is a tentative bi-weekly schedule that can be flexible (within a few days of the listed date) to meet the needs of each writer.
- 11/8 First one-on-one meetings
- 11/22 one-on-one meetings
- 12/6 one-on-one meetings
- 12/20 one-on-one meetings
- 1/3 one-on-one meetings
- 1/17 one-on-one meetings
- 1/31 one-on-one meetings
- 2/14 one-on-one meetings
- 2/28 one-on-one meetings
- 3/14 one-on-one meetings
- 3/28 one-on-one meetings
- 4/11 one-on-one meetings
- 4/25 LAST one-on-one meetings
Additional Program Information:
Tuition is $2,900
Class size limited to 10 writers
Program Dates: Nov 8- April 25
All meeting are online and via phone and email
NOTE: Shifting some dates around may be necessary but any changes will be communicated well in advance, if possible.
If you have questions, please contact us HERE.
Mentor Seraphina Nova Glass signed a THREE-BOOK deal with Harper Collins in Spring 2019 for her upcoming domestic thriller novels. She is a Professor and Playwright-In-Residence at the University of Texas, Arlington where she teaches Film Studies and Playwriting. Seraphina holds an MFA degree in Dramatic Writing from Smith College, and a second MFA in Directing from the University of Idaho. She is a screenwriter and award-winning playwright with agent representation for playwriting (Robert A. Freedman Agency in New York) and screenwriting (Wolfrom Production in L.A.) and fiction (Folio Lit in New York.)