Course Summary

Write that novel you always wanted to

This practical novel writing course will give you a thorough overview of the key elements to finally write that novel, covering everything from character and plot development to point of view, voice, structure, dialogue and description. With an emphasis on workshopping, motivation and practical writing, bring along your ideas and watch as that blank page is soon brimming with exciting opportunities!

novel writing course

During this novel writing course you will learn:

  • Characterisation
  • Developing plots/subplots
  • Creating structure
  • Point of view and voice
  • Dialogue
  • Discussing things such as direct and indirect speech
  • Eliminating clichés, and overuse of adjectives and adverbs

Some homework is set between classes, and throughout each session there will be an emphasis on writing, workshopping and the sharing of ideas.

Course outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to use the skills they’ve acquired to develop their story ideas and well equipped to take the next step on their writer’s journey.

What should I bring on the day?

Please bring a pen and paper to each session along with any novel/story ideas you might already have.

If you are just starting out and do not have any ideas then don’t fret! During the course you will learn ways to find inspiration and the tools needed to develop new ideas.

Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for anyone with an interest in writing fiction and is looking for the confidence to get started. It’s also the perfect opportunity to meet other aspiring writers in a similar situation!

Course Sessions

Thursday, 12th September - 5 classes


Session ID HAL00405C
12 Sep - 10 Oct 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$380 / $361 (conc)
Teacher
Amanda Apthorpe

Tuesday, 12th November - 5 classes


Session ID HAL00406C
12 Nov - 10 Dec 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$380 / $361 (conc)
Teacher
Amanda Apthorpe

Tuesday, 7th January - 5 classes


Session ID HAL00401C
7 Jan - 4 Feb 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$380 / $361 (conc)
Teacher
Amanda Apthorpe
Last updated: August 20, 2019 12:44pm