How the course works
Weekly PDF module + assignment + workbook
Every week I’ll email you the course materials and an assignment. Part of your assignment will be to fill out your workbook. By the end of the course, this workbook will act as an overview of all the most important decisions you’ve made about your novel, which will help you develop your personal writing and redrafting strategy.
Weekly assignments will normally involve you submitting an extract from your novel-in-progress that you’ve either written from scratch for the course or have revised based on what you’ve learned.
You’ll have one week to email me your work, and I’ll provide you with tailored feedback by the end of the following week. Working through the materials and completing the assignments shouldn’t take you more than a couple of hours per week.
What you’ll achieve
By the end of the course, you’ll have developed a plan of action so you know exactly how to complete a publishable draft of your novel. Additionally, I’ll send you a personalised report on the best ways I think you can improve your writing.
Oh, and you’ll also get a super-spiffy certificate you can print out and frame, show your friends, or carry around with you as an awesome conversation starter. *Cough*
On top of that, you’ll also have access to a private forum throughout the course. Here, you can discuss the course content and other writerly topics with your fellow students (and alumni) and provide feedback on each other’s work. (Don’t be daunted – I’ll teach you how to how. Both giving and receiving peer feedback is such a great way to learn.)