Overview: Novels are a complex weaving of systems. However, there is one thing a novel depends on most. It is the hidden answers to significant questions that lay the foundation for everything from plot to characters. This class, like every Writing Loft class, is a “how-to-do-it” class. Most writing classes tell you what needs to be done but seldom tell you exactly how to do it. You’ll begin with foundation, move into learning how different novel structures work—plot, characters, subplots, scene structures, the point of view and more. Then, you’ll learn how to use them to your advantage. This class will change everything you thought you knew about writing a novel and the art of storytelling. It will give you the confidence, knowledge, and ability to tell a tale that achieves the goals of writing a gripping story. This is your opportunity to write your best story.

All class sessions include:


  • Video Lectures
  • Workbook and Handouts
  • Optional reading material
  • Video and movie clips
  • Taped group discussions
  • Lesson assignments
  • On-demand personal instructor-mentor to walk you through concepts when needed or requested.


Our classes are designed to deliver unique, engaging and immersive learning experiences that will give you confidence in your writing skills and result in work readers want to read.

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Paradise, CA 95969



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