Online, face-to-face and self-study writing courses

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November, 2017
26 Sun For 90 days SELF-STUDY How to: Write a Novel
    All day SELF-STUDY - beginners - 10 weeks for £10
29 Wed All day Full manuscript feedback - £250
December
3 Sun All day SELF-STUDY - beginners - 10 weeks for £10
4 Mon All day ONLINE - Tailor-made, 4 weeks
10 Sun All day SELF-STUDY - beginners - 10 weeks for £10
11 Mon For 4 weeks ONLINE Creative Writing, for Intermediates - 4 week course
    All day Quick manuscript feedback - £40
17 Sun For 90 days SELF-STUDY How to: Write a Novel
    All day SELF-STUDY - beginners - 10 weeks for £10
18 Mon All day ONLINE Creative Writing for Beginners - 4 week course
    All day ONLNE - Flash fiction, Fast - 2 weeks
19 Tue All day SELF-STUDY - 4 week intermediate - £10
20 Wed All day Full manuscript feedback - £250
24 Sun All day SELF-STUDY - beginners - 10 weeks for £10
31 Sun All day SELF-STUDY - beginners - 10 weeks for £10
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SELF-STUDY How to: Write a Novel

Sunday, 26 Nov 2017 For 90 days

£50 - £350 for traditional online study

This is the self-study version of our How to: Write a Novel course.

You will follow the same itinerary as our online students and can either participate in the self-study forum for feedback, take work to your writer's group, or be your own critic.

At the end of the course, you'll receive a free quick manuscript appraisal of your novel, worth £40

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.

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.