Finish the Book: A Novel Intensive

In this eight-month certificate program, complete and revise a manuscript that's ready to pitch to agents and publishers.

In "Finish the Book," you'll join a select community of writers dedicated to honing their craft. With close instruction from a published novelist, you'll get support, accountability, and instruction to help you to make that debut novel dream a reality.

Nancy Kim with book cover

Taught by Bestselling Author

Nancy Jooyoun Kim is the New York Times bestselling author of  The Last Story of Mina Lee, a Reese’s Book Club pick, and What We Kept to Ourselves, a finalist for the CALIBA Golden Poppy Award. She is a graduate of UCLA and the University of Washington, Seattle. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Guernica, NPR/PRI's Selected Shorts, The Rumpus, Electric Literature, Asian American Writers' Workshop's The Margins, The Offing and elsewhere. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she now lives in Oakland, CA.

Why "Finish the Book: A Novel Intensive"?

  • Join a community of 8-10 writers learning together in a fully online format
  • Meet one-on-one with your instructor and other writing and publishing professionals
  • Build a plan for finishing your novel, with deadlines, regular feedback, and the support of your fellow novelists
  • Finish the program with a revised, polished manuscript ready for submission to agents and publishers


Dates: February 2025
Schedule: TBD
Location: Online
Instructor: Nancy Kim
Continuing Education Units: 5
Cost: TBD

Finish the Book: A Novel Intensive

Kimberly Garrett, Program Assistant
2130 Fulton Street
Kalmanovitz Hall 302
San Francisco, CA 94117