David J Nevin

Eight Week Coaching Program

Make a Novel

These eight sessions introduce 8 key aspects of the writing craft relevant to long form fiction.

About this course

Are you working on a novel or plan to?

The course is open to writers with some writing experience and eager to deepen their writing passion. In eight sessions we cover the key elements of writing long form fiction.

All sessions are online and live with the program coach.

Each session lasts 90-minutes and includes digital handouts, writing exercises and a Q&A time.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week 1: Negotiating with the muse

How do napkin scribbles become fully-realised novels?

Week 2: Trouble begins

How to introduce meaningful conflict that sustains?

Week 3: Make a scene

How to wrangle narrative modes and their effects?

Week 4: Conscious desire

Is our book building to a climax or are we crossing our fingers?

Week 5: Character

Wouldn’t it be nice to be surprised by our characters?

Week 6: Stakes

What makes the reader care, worry and wonder?

Week 7: Voice

Who’s telling this tale?

Week 8: Keeping Promises

What makes for a satisfying ending?

Enrollment Options

Upcoming Dates (2022): TBD

All places for the current coaching sessions are full.

Materials

Handouts will be provided digitally during the meeting.

If you want to learn how to manage writing your novel and enjoy the experience, this course is for you.