How to: Write a Novel – course offer

Last chance to book or 12 week course, starting Monday 27th September, was £350, now £175)

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Everyone’s got a novel in them… have you? So what’s the difference between novels that languish in dusty drawers and those in the Waterstones display window? For most, the answer is study, perseverance and a helping hand.

This 3 month online course aims to equip you with the things every novelist needs: The idea, the ability and the guidance.

You will take part in weekly peer to peer writing workshops and gain first-rate tuition from Guardian Not the Booker nominee, Dr Sarah Dobbs, author of Killing Daniel (Unthank Books) and editor of English Langage, Literature and Creative Writing (Anthem Press)

We have links with publishers, editors and agents and will recommend selected students.

Week 1 – Introduction – inspiration and ideas.

Week 2 – The First Page.

Week 3 – Character as plot.

Week 4 – Throughlines and timelining: how to plan

Week 5 – Subplot and minor characters

Week 6 – When and how to research. Mid-course review.

Week 7 – Dynamic dialogue

Week 8 – Voice, tone and POV

Week 9 – Genre and description: the senses

Week 10 – Drawing the strands to a close; endings

Week 11 – Editing: redrafting with different lenses

Week 12 – Review and where to go from here: the Agent, the covering letter & synopsis.

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