Novel EndingsInstructor: Stacia Ann (Stacia Ann)
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Start Date: Monday, May 6th, 2013
Duration: Four Weeks
Class Size: 7 Students
Seats Left: 4
Week 1: Climax and Beyond
The beginning of the end. Addressing the first pages surrounding and after the climax." Draw to a conclusion elements foreshadowed earlier in the novel.
Read: Chapter 8 of "Great Gatsby"
Write: Chapter 8 of your novel.
Week 2: Closure
Closure of character development "loops" opened earlier. Showing the change in the protagonist directly related to the major story conflict.
Read: continue Chapter 8 "The Great Gatsby"
Write: continue Chapter 8 of your novel
Week 3: Denouement
Final untying of the plot complications, revelations of secrets, solving of puzzles or mysteries raised earlier
Read: Chapter 9 "The Great Gatsby"
Write: Chapter 9 of your novel
Week 4:Wrapping it All Up
Wrapping it up: Providing a sense of satisfaction without being pat. Leaving some plot threads uncut and "dangling," as in life (or to provide potential for a sequel).
Read: continue chapter 9
Write: continue chapter 9
Instructor: Stacia Ann
About The Instructor: Stacia Ann is an Linguistics Lecturer and Writing Instructor at the University of California. She has a doctorate of Education, Master's of Art in English/TESOL. This instructor has taught writing classes for over ten years. She also teaches academic writing and English as a Second Language at the University of the Pacific. A published author including works of short fiction and academic nonfiction including contest winning stories.