Novel in a Year

Jenny and Alison provide 'Novel in a Year' tuition in Somerset and Devon.

These year long novel writing workshops are currently FULLY BOOKED

If you are interested in joining future Novel in a Year workshops, email Alison and Jenny at imaginecreativewriting@gmail.com, for details.

Booking is now open for Alison Knight's second 'Novel in a Year' series of Workshops.

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Write a Novel in a Year Course

 

Do you have an idea for a novel or a non-fiction book, but don’t know where to start? Have you started writing a book but lost your momentum?

Let Imagine help you to realise your dream by enrolling on this 5-part course to take you and your book from the very first word through to ‘The End,’ and beyond to editing, blurb writing and how to find a publisher.

The workshop will last from 10.30am – 4.30pm (10.30am – 1pm, 2pm – 4.30pm)

There are a maximum of 8 places available. This course is already half full, so book as soon as possible!

Each of the 5 sessions (one every three months) will cost £60 and includes a critique of three chapters (or 15,000 words) of your novel. You will also receive help checks and encouragement.

On selection, to secure your place in January 2020 (which will also secure you a place for the whole course) – please pay a deposit of £25 via PayPal to alison_knight59@yahoo.co.uk. Please pay via the ‘Send money to friends and family’ option), and let me know that you’ve done this. If you don’t have PayPal, email me at imaginecreativewriting@gmail.com for further details.

Lesson One – 11 January 2020

An introduction to novel writing.

Deciding upon your genre and audience.

Addressing four main elements of fiction writing- who, what, where, and when. Getting the first paragraph on paper.

 

Lesson Two – 25 April 2020

Bring your first three chapters to discuss any problems you may have. 

Problem solving.

How well do you know your characters?

Dialogue – how much is too much/not enough?

Location and timeline checking.

 

Lesson Three – 18 July 2020

Aim to be at the 40,000 word mark- you’re halfway!

Problem solving. Looking at pace and structure.

Planning ‘The End.’

 

Lesson Four – 17 October 2020

Complete draft. Hunting for plot holes.

Tie up loose ends.

How to polish and perfect your work.

 

Lesson Five – 16 January 2021

Self-publish or mainstream publisher? How to submit your book.

Blurb and synopsis writing. Marketing.

And a celebration! You’ve written a book!

Jenny Kane's fifth 'Novel in a Year' series of workshops is FULLY BOOKED

Write a Novel in a Year – Jan 2021 - Jan 2020

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 5 part 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
The workshops last from 10am-3pm (10-12pm- 1-3pm).

Each of the 5 sessions (one every three months) will cost £60 and includes a critique of the first 8,000 words of your novel.


You will also receive monthly help checks and encouragement.

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

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.

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