Novel Workshop Winter 2018

Hi everyone,

Here’s the info regarding the online course. If you have any questions feel free to get in touch,

Every week I’ll post a video lecture and include handouts as we explore the craft of story and the novel. There will be free write assignments as well as a daily writing routine expected during the 8 weeks. You can watch the lectures, complete the assignments, and I’m available for conversation any time.

My goal as an instructor for this workshop is to set you up with the tools you’ll need to take a novel from an idea to final draft and everywhere along the way.

By the end of the workshop students should have a solid pages written of their novel and a set plan towards finishing their first draft.

This course will provide you with weekly assignments, group, and instructor feedback to help you explore various methods of writing your first novel while learning the key craft points of plot, structure, point-of-view, sense of place, and voice.

Limited to 8 students. If you have any questions feel free to contact me via email at

Next workshop starts in April 2018.

Tony DuShane is the author of Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk (Soft Skull Press) and he adapted the book to film for director Eric Stoltz. The release date is April 2018.

His journalism and essays has appeared in The Los Angeles TimesMother JonesPenthouseThe RumpusThe Believer, and other media outlets. He was a music columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle and wrote 100s of articles covering books, film, and music for the newspaper between 2006 – 2015. A few greatest hits include Jon Ronson, Bob Odenkirk, David Sedaris, and Jim Gaffigan.

He teaches novel writing at UCLA Extension.

His radio show and podcast Drinks with Tony features interviews with creative people including Richard HellBlixa BargeldMiranda JulyMatthieu RicardJon RonsonIrvine Welsh, and many more.

More regarding the workshop:

We’ll use Easyclass as our Learning Management System and I’ll send everyone the access code when they sign up. If you have any technical issues, I can walk you through the steps.

With this system you can log in throughout the week for your assignments, participate in the discussions, and meet weekly deadlines.

When we have reached capacity the link to purchase will no longer work. Class dates are January 8 – February 26. New lectures and assignments will be posted every Monday. I’ll be available for all questions throughout the course and we’ll have an ongoing discussion group that all can view for the 8 weeks.