Get That Novel Writing Going

Ref: C3528557

This 7 week course will help you establish a writing schedule, provide advice on planning your novel and developing plot structure, characterisation, dialogue, point of view, etc, as well as give you valuable feedback on your writing.

Additional information about this course

No class on 26/10

Course aim

This course is for people wanting to write a novel. It is the first of four courses providing inspiration, guidance and advice to plan and execute a manuscript ready for submission to publishers.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Timetable my novel writing into a weekly schedule.
  • Devise a plan for their storyline.
  • Write the first chapter.
  • Create and use believable dialogue.
  • Lay out text correctly.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

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
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Paper, or notebook and a pen.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

Get That Novel Writing Going 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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