Your first novelprintversieAll professional writers get asked the question ''Where do you get your ideas from?
Writing a novel means making a series of decisions about things like structure, point of view, genre, setting, time and place. We''ll look at what the implications of these choices might be for your first novel.
We’ll be drafting and developing ideas; learning to read as a writer, establishing good writing habits; and fleshing out concepts through titles and outlines.
We’ll create convincing characters that will excite readers. We''ll build a character, discuss successful characters, brainstorm how to develop your characters, and think about how character and plot interact - an issue that lies at the very heart of a strong narrative.
We''ll also talk about what makes a page-turner rather than a series of events, introduce you to the idea of archetypal plots, and look at the roles of pacing, hooks and conflict.