Wed, Feb 19, 2020 to Wed, Apr 08, 2020
Market Place
Price: £95-£115

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QUAD, Derby
QUAD Market Place
07538 611496

Writing a Novel - 8 week course

Writing a Novel
with Helen Cooper
Wednesdays 19th February - 8th April 6:30pm-9:00pm

This 8-week course explores the novel-writing process from initial hook to final edits, helping you to develop plot, structure, character, dialogue and style. You'll analyse examples of great writing, experiment with creative exercises, and get feedback on your own work and ideas. You'll also learn how to prepare your novel for submission to agents or publishers and consider what makes it unique.

The course will look at…
Developing initial ideas and establishing a 'hook'
Creating believable characters and making your reader care about them
Different approaches to planning and plotting
Narrative structures and how they work/how to use them
Building suspense, keeping the reader gripped
Dialogue, description, and style
Editing and improving
Preparing your book for submission

Helen Cooper is a writer from Derby. She has taught English and Academic Writing in both FE and HE, and most recently was Head of Learning Enhancement at the University of Birmingham.

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