Course Summary

Don’t just dream about writing a novel, do it!

This practical class 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!

Course Sessions

Tuesday, 21st May - 5 classes

Session ID HAL00403C
21 May - 18 Jun 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$380 / $361 (conc)
Amanda Apthorpe

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.

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.

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 do not fret! During the course you will learn ways to find inspiration and the tools needed to develop new ideas.

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

Last updated: March 25, 2019 12:20pm