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So You've Always Wanted To Write A Novel?

Harley Oxford
Course summary
12 Months Access
195 GBP
English
Online courses
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Professional Training

Course description

So You've Always Wanted To Write A Novel?

There’s a well-used saying that goes, ‘there’s a book in everyone’. That may be true but what do you want to say, and how are you going to bring your ideas to life? If you’ve always wanted to write a novel, you’ll know that a great idea is just the start, and some guidance will help you turn your great idea into a finished story. This course is a great introduction into the world of novel writing and will guide you through the entire writing process.

Who Is This Course Aimed At?

This course is best described as a beginner or entry level e-learning program, so it’s ideal for someone with limited experience of creative writing, or who hasn’t written a novel before. If you have a keen interest in the writing process and would like some guidance on writing and editing a novel then this course, led by an expert tutor, can deliver.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is best described as a beginner or entry level e-learning program, so it’s ideal for someone with limited experience of creative writing, or who hasn’t written a novel before. If you have a keen interest in the writing process and would like some guidance on writing and editing a novel then this course, led by an expert tutor, can deliver.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Advantages of the Course

  • Learn from an expert tutor with a wealth of writing experience and seven novels under their belt.
  • No entry requirements needed, just a strong interest in creative writing.
  • Log-on and study at a time to suit you.
  • Flexible learning to fit around everyday life.
  • Gain or give support through the online learning community.
  • Put a range of practical tips into practise and apply them to your own ideas.
  • Study wherever you are, with a compatible device and internet access.

On completion of the course you will be awarded a certificate.

Training Course Content

Units of Study

  • Writing A Novel Clip 1
  • Writing A Novel Clip 2
  • Writing A Novel Clip 3a
  • Writing A Novel Clip 3b
  • Writing A Novel Clip 3c
  • Writing A Novel Clip 4a
  • Writing A Novel Clip 4b

Key Learning Points

Work your way through the seven part video series and gain an understanding of the process involved in bringing your ideas to life as a novel. Some points covered include:

  • A look at the basics, and how to get started writing a novel.
  • The importance of writing what you know and your own life experience.
  • Expanding on small pieces of information to start off a novel.
  • Filling in some backstory, and starting to create character profiles.
  • The types of research you may need to do for your novel, such as interviewing those with first-hand experience.
  • How many words should you aim for, for a mass market appeal novel?
  • Interaction between your main characters, and the creation of a villain.
  • A look at mystery, suspense, and romance in writing, to help you decide what type of novel to write.
  • Insight into the writing experience, and discovering how and when you write best.
  • First drafts and outlines.
  • The role of an editor and how they will help story development.
  • Essential tools for any novelist.
  • How the specifics make a difference in a story.
  • All the questions you need to answer about your characters and their background.
  • Building character relationships and how to plan and track conflict or key moments.
  • What to look for as you being to re-write your draft.
  • Safeguarding your work, and ISBN numbers for published work.
  • Traditional publishing vs e-books, and resources to help with each.
  • Why you should invest in a book on how to find a literary agent.
  • Practical considerations of self-publishing.
  • Marketing of a published novel.
  • A look at print on demand publishers.

Course delivery details

  • Location: Online course
  • Course Access: 12 Months
  • Go at your own pace.
  • There are no time limits for this course.
  • This course is compatible with all modern devices and browsers.
  • On completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate.
  • We are here to help if you have any problems.

About provider

Harley Oxford

Harley Oxford

With more than 150,000 learners around the world and over 1000 online courses, Harley Oxford is one of the largest elearning platforms around. Looking to learn a new skill or perhaps a hobby, whatever your choice is our courses are...


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EC1V 2NX London

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