TUTOR: Kerry Hadley-Pryce is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton and the editor of The Blackcountryman magazine. Her first novel, The Black Country, published by Salt Publishing in 2015, was part of her MA Creative Writing at the Manchester Writing School, for which she gained a distinction and was awarded the Michael Schmidt Prize for Outstanding Achievement 2013–14. She is currently a PhD candidate at Manchester Metropolitan University researching Psychogeographic Flow and Black Country Writing. She has had several short stories published in various anthologies and online at Fictive Dream and The Incubator. Her second novel, Gamble, also published by Salt Publishing in June 2018, was shortlisted for the Encore Second Novel Award 2019.
Start Date: 13th March, 2024
Duration: 6 Weeks
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Achieve Your Novel-Writing Goal: Enrol in Our Finish Your Novel Course
We’re thrilled to introduce “Finish Your Novel,” a comprehensive six-week online writing course meticulously crafted to assist you in reaching the finish line of your novel-writing journey. Whether you’re a graduate of our “Begin Your Novel” course or an aspiring writer brimming with multiple novel concepts, this course is designed to help you establish a consistent writing habit, make substantial progress with your novel, and provide you with effective techniques to remain accountable throughout your journey.
Limited Enrolment: Our in-demand course offers a dedicated online tutor to evaluate your weekly written assignments, delivering personalised feedback to help you maintain focus and track your progress. Due to high demand, we recommend early registration to secure your spot.
Global Expertise: While our instructors are based in the UK, their expertise knows no bounds, making this course accessible to aspiring novelists from around the world.
Extended Access to Course Materials: As an added advantage, students will retain lifetime access to the course materials even after the class concludes, ensuring you can revisit the lessons whenever you require a refresher.
What to Look Forward To:
Throughout the course, you’ll receive weekly modules, requiring an estimated 2-3 hours of your time per week. Each module comprises text lessons that you can conveniently access at any time during the week, offering a flexible schedule that suits any lifestyle without the constraints of set class times. On the course start date, your tutor will send you the first module via email, so remember to check your Spam/Junk folder to avoid missing any vital information.
Here’s an overview of what each week will encompass:
Week 1: Get Cracking
The main aim of every week is to write. In this first module elements of plot and theme will be the focus. You should know where you’re going with the novel and will make a clean start.
Week 2: Character
How are your characters shaping up? Let’s talk a bit about that. Character and plot are completely intertwined. You’ll be writing, of course, but with characterisation in mind.
Week 3: Dialogue
The half-way point, and you’ll be powering through the pain-barrier. This week you’ll already be well into the flow of your novel, and the module contains top tips for good, effective dialogue.
Week 4: Shutting out the World
This module is all about techniques to overcome writers’ block and distractions that might prevent you from writing, which is, of course, the priority.
Week 5: Setting and Voice
Your setting isn’t just a backdrop to the plot, it’s also an important aspect. This module encourages you to really consider this aspect this week, and the way in which your narrative voice is developing.
Week 6: The Final Sprint to Editing
Your final sprint to the end of your first draft. You’ve done it – well done. But you’re not quite finished yet. In this final module, you’ll work on your final synopsis, your novel outline (or ‘pitch’) and will begin thinking about the editing process.
Join the Journey:
Embark on this six-week adventure to transform your aspirations of novel writing into a tangible reality, guided by expert instructors and a supportive community of fellow writers. Register now to unlock your creative potential, establish a consistent writing routine, and finally bring your novel to fruition!