Webinar Based Writing Course
Full Webinar Writing Course
Complete 12-part webinar novel writing course
This 12-part, 8.5-hour course has been created to provide apprentice novelists will all of the essential tools and information they need to produce a polished novel. It starts at the very beginning of your project with the idea and takes you through to the submissions and publication process.
Normal Price: £199.00
#1 Things you NEED to know
Are you ready to start your novel? This video looks at essential preparations and knowledge for every apprentice novelist.
#2 Having and Building Ideas
The idea is just the start of the process, but a novel will not result unless the idea is robust enough and detailed enough to deliver a workable plot. This video shows how to professionally flesh out an idea.
Length: 40 mins
#3 Structure: Story and Plotting
So you’ve had an idea. How do you turn that into a storyline, 30+chapters and 70,000+ words? This video shows how to write a novel that will be readable from the first chapter to the last.
Length: 90 mins
#4 Narrative Focus and Perspective
Who’s telling the story and how? Many writers realise too late that questions of perspective are fundamental to how a reader enters and experiences the story.
#5 Your First chapter(s)
Starting your novel can be the hardest part, but the initial chapters need to persuade a reader who may also be an agent or publisher.
#6 Characterization - Bringing your People Alive
You know that characters are an important part of your book, but how can you fully bring them alive while avoiding the pitfalls often faced by apprentice writers.
Length: 60 mins
#7 Writing Scenes
If the chapter is the author’s building block, the scene is what keeps the reader focused from page to page. This video includes a handout example and shows you how build scene after scene using effective techniques.
Length: 40 mins
#8 Writing Descriptions
For most writers, description is the best bit - a chance to use all of our literary tools and techniques. It’s also a part of writing prone to many potential pitfalls.
Length: 60 mins
#9 Writing Dialogue
Characters fully come alive when they speak, but dialogue has so many potential pitfalls. It also has many possibilities to increase reader engagement.
#10 Writing Action
Action isn’t only a car chase or a fight - it’s any time your prose needs to accelerate to grab the reader’s attention or deepen a character. This video shows you the tricks and techniques.
#11 Editing your Novel
You’ve finally got a novel-length manuscript, but now you need to prepare it for publication. Does the story work? Is every chapter equally engaging? Are characters consistent?
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