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?
Upcoming Dates (2022): TBD
All places for the current coaching sessions are full.
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.