Novel Writing Courses

Live courses. Real people

Whether you choose to learn online or in person, you’ll get the same interactive experience. On our online courses, every class is delivered live via Zoom. Nothing is ever pre-recorded.

Learn from experts

All our courses are taught by published authors. They will be on-hand at every stage, delivering the course and providing you with guidance and feedback.

Join a creative community

Our courses are not just about writing. You will learn how to give and receive feedback too. Use this as an opportunity to interact with like-minded writers and build each other up.

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  1. Autobiography into fiction
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nick Barlay
    This 6-week course will help you develop techniques for transforming personal experience into fiction. You'll have the opportunity to improve your writing skills as well as your ability to give and use constructive criticism in a workshop environment.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £65.00
    Rating:
    88% of 100
  2. Writing fiction
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Apr 2023 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Jonathan Barnes
    Develop your creative writing skills on this practical intermediate course. You'll explore the fundamentals of fiction-writing craft, such as character and structure, and unlock your imagination to produce compelling prose. Suitable for those with some creative writing experience.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £105.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  3. Developing your novel
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Apr 2023 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Jonathan Barnes
    Have you started work on your novel? This course is suitable for experienced creative writers who want to make progress with a novel draft. Learn more about the art of novel writing and move your project forward in a supportive workshop environment.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £105.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  4. Masterclass: fiction (a one-term intensive workshop)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
    This intensive online fiction workshop is open by selective application to a maximum of ten fiction writers working at the advanced and professional levels. You will receive rigorous constructive feedback on your novel or short story as you develop it with a view to publication, and participate in detailed tutor-led discussions on advanced elements of fictional craft. Application deadline: Sunday 19th March 2022.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £339.00 Senior fee £339.00 Concession £339.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  5. Starting your novel
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Apr 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Sophie McKenzie
    Got a great idea for a novel? Jump start your project in this supportive course that covers craft basics such as character and plot. Ideal for writers of fiction with some experience who have an idea for a novel.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £105.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  6. Advanced fiction writing workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Apr 2023 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    For experienced writers, this supportive but rigorous workshop offers the perfect opportunity to develop your novel or short story. Receive in-depth feedback and benefit from detailed group discussions on the art of fiction.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £110.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  7. Craft focus: introduction to novel plotting
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 23 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jonathan Barnes
    If you've made a start on your novel, but need help getting it into shape, this course provides a flexible template that will help you to overcome the obstacles ahead.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £100.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  8. Getting away with murder: how to write crime fiction
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 16 May 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sophie McKenzie
    Want to write a murder mystery that will knock readers dead? On this course you'll learn how to plot a murder most horrid and develop your writing to create maximum suspense.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £65.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  9. Craft focus: how to edit your novel
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 May 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Sarah Leipciger
    Once your story is on the page, the editing process begins. Where do you start and what skills do you need? This course guides learners through the editing of a story or manuscript, exploring approaches to making line edits, improving narrative structure and more.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £50.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  10. Craft focus: novel plotting workshop (advanced)
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 28 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jonathan Barnes
    If you have made a start on your novel, but need help getting it into shape, this course provides a flexible template that will help you to overcome the obstacles ahead.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £100.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  11. Writing romance
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 1 Jun 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sophie McKenzie
    It is a truth universally acknowledged that a writer in possession of a single pen can compose an unforgettable romance novel. This six-week course will guide students through the plotting of modern romance stories.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £65.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100

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