Develop Your Novel

Ref: C3528976

A 7-week course to help edit, structure and enhance your story, with guides to help progress key scenes, develop plot and improve tense, point of view and dialogue. You will receive constructive feedback to assist you to advance your novel towards completion.

Course aim

To help edit, structure and enhance your story, with guides to help progress key scenes, develop plot and improve tense, point of view and dialogue.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Improve point of view and tense
  • Create character specific dialogue
  • Demonstarte the use of 'Show' as opposed to 'Tell' in scenes
  • Write effective Key Scenes
  • Layout dialogue correctly

How will I be taught?

  • Students will continue to write their novel and submit regular excerts to receive feedback from the group

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • Each week the students will complete a brief feedback for to state what they feel they have learnt/achieved. This will recieve comments from the tutor.

What else do I need to know?

  • Students will need something to write with and something to write on. They may wish to keep a dedicated folder to store handouts and use throughout the course for their work.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Students on this course will hoepfully write regularly and read books in their particular genre.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

Download full course outline

Develop Your Novel Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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