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Our online writing courses – what you need to know

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By Ian Ellard 21 September 2012

On 10 October, Writing A Novel Online, our six-month online novel writing course, will begin. It's based on our face-to-face course, which means it's all about the group – you want to work with people who share your serious approach to writing a novel, people who can give and take feedback in a friendly, supportive environment.

That's where the application comes in.

To apply, you need to give us three things:

1) 1000 words of your prose. This doesn't have to be a whole story, nor does it have to be from the book you want to write on the course – it just has to be representative of you as a writer. We're looking to get a sense of your voice.

2) A brief outline (up to 750 words) of the novel you plan to write. This doesn't have to be too detailed. Just let us know your current plans – everything might change, of course, but it's helpful for us to know who's writing what.

3) Up to 200 words about a novel you would recommend to another writer, and why. This is where we get to know about you as a writer and a reader – and that's important.

With this, we can get an idea of you to help us form groups who will work well together. We know it works – just ask Julie, Lou or Harry.

The application deadline is 26 September. Apply today, or get in touch if you need more information.

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Too advanced? Too long?

If you're looking for something shorter to start off with, why not check out Getting Started Online? It's a brand new, self-paced online fiction writing course. It starts on 26 October.

 

 

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