A Novel Approach: Novel Writing For Beginners

Who is this course for

This course is for anyone who has an idea they want to turn into a novel. This course is perfect if you want an overview of the steps that go into writing a novel- from the plotting stages to drafting. Whether you have an initial idea or a first draft, this class will take your novel to the next level and will give you an in-depth understanding of outlining, plotting, drafting, and editing.

What does this course cover

-How to develop your idea
-How to properly outline your novel
-How to plot your novel
-How to outline your character arcs
-How to make sure your idea is 'sellable'
-How to write your first draft
-How to self-edit
-How to research for your novel

What will it be like

This course will be taught by an industry professional who can provide custom industry insight. It will be a mix of workshop style, group and solo exercises, and lectures on craft.

What else do you need to buy or do

Students will need access to a computer and software such as Word, Pages, or Scrivener. (Other writing software is acceptable)

What this course could lead to

After this course you can move on to 'How to Edit and Sell Your Novel,' which will teach you advanced self-editing techniques, pitching, querying, polishing, author brand building, and industry insight.

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Got a Question about this Course?

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Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’