Write Your Novel – a 12 month online course to help you write your novel
Course fee from £1325 (option to take each part separately at £449 per 12 week block)
This real-time online course is designed to support you as you write your novel. Whether you’re at the initial ideas stage, or you already have a manuscript draft underway, regular workshops on craft, quality critique, weekly deadlines and the support of your fellow writers are here to help keep you on track.
Unlike many other writing courses, WriteClub offers real-time online sessions where you will feel part of a team, working towards a common goal. The Write Your Novel course is divided into three 12-week parts so you can choose to commit to each part separately.
Week A = Under the Bonnet – workshop on craft
Week B = Feedback on your work with a small committed critique group
40 min 1-1 mentoring sessions and feedback from Alison Powell
This is an online course delivered using Zoom, Google folders and Slack. You will need access to a steady internet connection
Under the bonnet sessions include:
* Staying focused – How to prioritise your writing
* What story are you writing? – Seven basic plots
* Psychic distance – How close are you to the action
* Character archetypes – Who’s on your team?
* Experiments with form and making more of your story
To apply for a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a sample of your work.
“A great way to keep yourself motivated to write, partly because of the fixed deadlines and partly because of all the lovely encouragement and helpful suggestions for how to improve your work. Very helpful indeed!” – Christine, teacher
“…it’s the best money I’ve spent on any writing-related course. I’ve learnt more about writing doing this than anything else.” – Priyesh, writer
“A comprehensive course of writing skills, personal writing experience, fortnightly deadlines and valuable feedback all wrapped up in Al’s brilliant presentation & enthusiasm for writing..” Jackie, nurse
“Alison brings magic into the room, zoom or otherwise! Regardless of your skill level, her approach to teaching opens the door into the introvert’s heart and crams in all the tools needed to write what lies within.” John, adventurer
“Joining the Write Your Novel course has been the best investment I’ve made this year. The structure of the course means that you are given the tools to write your novel as well as the support and encouragement to do it. I’ve written much more than I thought I was capable of, and the 1:1s with Al are so useful, getting advice and guidance from an expert. You also get a lot of information about competitions and other opportunities – I’ve been longlisted for a writing competition that I would never have even entered without attending the course!” Anna, researcher
“A great mix of learning and motivation to take action and actually write your novel.” Fiona, writer
About your facilitator:
Alison Powell supports new and established writers with their creative work. Having worked as a teacher and an education consultant for many years, she set up WriteClub in 2016 and has since run regular workshops on all aspects of the writing craft. She is an award winning writer, published in various anthologies and magazines and holds an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa. She is a member of the Hay Festival Writers at Work Programme and is a producer and advisor for Paper Nations at Bath Spa University.
She believes that everyone has the right to express themselves in writing and runs all her sessions with a positive approach. Her passion for poetry and story along with her enthusiasm for helping people find the best in themselves are reflected in her lively and open presentation style. She will do her very best to ensure that you find the support you need to make your writing work.
Find out more at www.writeclub.org.uk