Writing a novel is the most often cited secret ambition of the British public. But many people simply don’t know where to start.Using a mix of lecture style teaching and practical exercises, this course offers 40 sensible tips to help you realise your novel writing ambition.

Bestselling novelist Adele Parks offers encouragement and a one-foot-in-front-of-the-other practical guide to the elusive art, craft and graft of fiction writing. The course will cover topics such as:

  • Motives for writing
  • Can writing be taught?
  • Time and space for your novel
  • Practical conditions to optimise output
  • Theme
  • Character
  • Plot
  • Experimenting with prose
  • Editing

Adele Parks published her first novel in 2000 and has since published eighteen bestsellers in eighteen years. She has sold over three and a half million copies of her work in the UK alone and has been translated into 26 different languages. She has written numerous articles and short stories for national magazines and newspapers and writes in a variety of genres from domestic thriller, to rom-com and historical. Two of her novels The Stranger In My Home and The State We’re In are currently in development as a TV dramas. She also regularly judges the Costa Book Awards and is a Patron of Guildford Book Festival.

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