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Planning, Writing and Editing Your Novel
Planning, Writing and Editing Your Novel

Wed, 20 Mar



Planning, Writing and Editing Your Novel

Want to flesh out a novel idea? Need motivation and accountability to bang out a draft? Looking for guidance and support in getting your draft ready for submission? No matter what stage of writing you're in, there's a course for you. Or join all three for an intensive 20 week novel writing course!

Time & Location

20 Mar 2024, 18:00 – 31 Jul 2024, 20:00


About the event

All sessions take place via Zoom on Wednesdays from 6-8pm UK time. All sessions will be recorded and shared with all ticket holders, so it is possible to engage with the sessions even when you cannot attend live. 

Planning Your Novel 

Mar 20th - Apr 10th (4 sessions)

Session 1: Whose Story is it?

We'll start to develop our primary characters and their voices

Session 2: What Happens?

We'll lay out the series of events our story will cover

Session 3: When, Where and for How Long?

We'll delve into setting and world-building

Session 4: How Does it Happen?

We'll experiment with plot, structure and perspective


Writing Your Novel

Apr 17th - Jul 3rd (12 sessions)

Sessions 1-6: Discussion and Guided Writing

Through a series of discussions and exercises, we'll focus on getting words on the page

Sessions 7-12: Guided Writing and Workshopping

While continuing our writing practice, we will start to share and feedback on each other's work.

*as standard we'll be aiming to write 60,000 words across 12 weeks, but writers will be supported in setting personal word count/time writing goals


Editing Your Novel

Jul 10th - Jul 31st (4 sessions)

Session 1: Structure & Pacing

We'll look at macro considerations like summary vs scene, and order of events.

Session 2: Showing & Telling

We'll think about keeping our writing detailed, specific and active.

Session 3: Language & Style

We'll look at how grammar, punctuation and word choice are tools we can use to our advantage.

Session 4: Summary & Submission

We'll consider how to write engaging summaries and cover letters in preparation for submitting to agents/publishers. 


Book all three together for a 10% discount:



  • Post Course Mentoring Session

    Sale ends: 31 Jul, 20:00

    Entitles you to a one-hour 1:1 mentoring session with KR, who will read up to 2,000 words of your novel or novel plan to discuss with you. *This ticket represents a significant discount on standard mentoring rates and is available to course members only.




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