What if Y Combinator Organized a Class at Stanford on Writing a Novel

I am blown away by the caliber of guest lecturers that Y Combinator secured for its Stanford class on “How to Start a Startup.” To a friend of mine unfamiliar with startup culture, I tried and failed to explain what that lineup signifies.

So, instead I translated it to something more familiar for him.

I imagined what it would be like if Y Combinator also organized a class on “How to Write a Novel.” The class schedule and lecturer list might look as such:

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