Novel in a Year

(Please note our all our Novel in a Year workshops are operating via Zoom, rather than in person.)

All of our Novel in a Year workshops are fully booked at this time. but of you are interested in joining future Novel in a Year workshops, email Alison and Jenny at imaginecreativewriting@gmail.com, for details.

From January 2021, Jenny Kane's

Novel in a Year workshops will be taught via two different formats - online or in person.

Write a Novel in a Year ONLINE version. (Open to everyone over 18 with a Zoom connection)

Do you have an idea for a novel but don’t know where to start?
Have you started a novel but lost your momentum?

Let Imagines’ Jenny Kane help you to realise your dream by enrolling on this year long course to take you and your novel from the very first word through to ‘The End,’ and beyond to editing, blurb writing and how to find a publisher.

Each class will be held via Zoom
Each of the will cost £45 and includes a critique of 20,000 words of your novel across the year


You will also receive monthly help checks and encouragement.

To apply for a place, please email Jenny at imaginecreativewriting@gmail.com

 

Sample Timetable - Jan 2021- 2022

 

Session 1 - Saturday 30th January, 1pm – 4.30pm (includes a 30 minute break from 2.30-3pm)

  • An Introduction to Novel Writing

  • Deciding upon your genre and audience.

  • Addressing the four elements of fiction writing- what, where, when and what.

  • Getting the first paragraph on paper.

Session 2 - Saturday 17th April, 2pm - 4pm

Aim to be at 15,000 word mark.

  • Discuss any problems you may have.

  • Do you know your characters well enough?

  • Dialogue – how much is too much/not enough?

Session 3 - Sunday 18th April, 2pm – 4pm

  • Location development.

  • Bringing character and location together.

Session 4 - Saturday 24th July, 2pm – 4pm

Aim to be at the 30-40,000 word mark

  • Problem solving.

  • Looking at pace and structure.

Session 5 - Sunday 25th July, 2pm – 4pm

  • Planning ‘The End’

Session 6 - Saturday 30th October, 1pm – 4.30pm (includes a 30 minute break from 2.30-3pm)

Aim to be nearing the end of your first draft

  • Editing and Proofing

  • Hunting for plot holes

  • Tie up loose ends

  • How to polish and perfect your work

 

 Session 7 - Saturday 29th January 2022, 1pm – 4.30pm (includes a 30 minute break from 2.30-3pm)

Aim to have finished your first draft – or be editing your novel into shape.

  • Self publish or main stream publisher?

  • How to submit your book.

  • Blurb and synopsis writing

  • Marketing

  • And a celebration! You’ve written a book!

 

Write a Novel in a Year IN PERSON version. (Open to anyone over 18 who can attend the workshop in Tiverton, Devon)

Do you have an idea for a novel but don’t know where to start?
Have you started a novel but lost your momentum?

Let Imagines’ Jenny Kane help you to realise your dream by enrolling on this year long course to take you and your novel from the very first word through to ‘The End,’ and beyond to editing, blurb writing and how to find a publisher.

Each class will be held in the conference room above Costa Coffee in Tiverton, Devon.
Each of the will cost £60 and includes a critique of 8,000 words between each workshop.


You will also receive monthly help checks and encouragement.

To apply for a place, please email Jenny at imaginecreativewriting@gmail.com

 

Sample Timetable-

Lesson One 
An introduction to novel writing.
Deciding upon your genre and audience.
Addressing the four main elements of fiction writing- what, where, when and what.
Getting the first paragraph on paper.

Lesson Two 
Bring your first three chapters to discuss any problems you may have.
Problem solving
Do you know your characters well enough?
Dialogue – how much is too much/not enough?
Location and timeline checking.

Lesson Three 
Aim to be at the 40,000 word mark- you’re halfway!
Problem solving
Looking at pace and structure
Planning ‘The End’

Lesson Four 
Complete draft.
Hunting for plot holes.
Tie up loose ends
How to polish and perfect your work

Lesson Five 
Self publish or main stream publisher?
How to submit your book.
Blurb and synopsis writing
Marketing
And a celebration! You’ve written a book!

Please note that if you can’t make a class, a two hour, one-to-one, workshop can be held for you at a mutually agreed time and date.

New dates for this series of workshops will be released soon.

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