Writing: a novel approach

Hidden in every published novel are a range of skills. Discover these skills and learn how to develop them, understand common pitfalls and take home a few tricks of the trade that will have you on the road to writing that novel you've been dreaming about.

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Teacher Date Day Time Sessions Fee Enrol
Gillian Polack 9 February Thursday 6-8pm 8 $310 Join our mailing list

Course outline

  • Topic 1:  Beginnings and ends
  • Topic 2: Developing and sustaining character
  • Topic 3: The world in the novel - making it real
  • Topic 4: Building tension
  • Topic 5: Audience and market and what this means for plot and character choices (genre and other matters)
  • Topic 6: Understanding voice (both of a character and of a writer)
  • Topic 7: Maintaining impetus (getting through the bad writing patches)
  • Topic 8: Editing one's own work

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • build on your existing knowledge of storytelling through books, film, TV and other sources
  • bring together knowledge, hints, tips, quotes, advice and anecdotes from a range of writers and writing resources
  • tap into your creativity and develop a critical approach to improving your writing
  • use interactive workshops and exercises to build your skills and experience.

Who should enrol

This course is open to anyone who has an interest in creative writing.

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