This course is also offered as an intensive one-week summer school.
This Novel Writing and Longer Works short evening course focuses on the skills required to sustain a work of longer fiction.
Learn to write a book through exercises, lectures, selected reading and workshop discussion, you will develop an understanding of essential novel writing techniques:
- finding the centre (generating and developing ideas)
- description/evoking time and place
- narrative development
The second half of the course will include workshop/peer review of students' own writing.
It's a great progression from our Approach to Creative Writing course for those wanting to find a book writing course.
Who is it for?
Led by an award-winning writer, the Novel Writing short course covers essential novel writing techniques and constructs, giving you the skills and confidence to work on your own novel. By the end of the Novel Writing course, you will feel confident enough to complete the first chapter of your novel, and have the momentum and motivation to continue with your writing.
Find out more about our Creative writing and publishing at City, University of London courses
This Novel Writing and Longer Works short course takes place every Monday evening over ten weeks.
City Short Courses follow the academic year, delivering courses over three terms. These include:
- Autumn - October
- Spring - January
- Summer - April
Learning from an award-winning writer, this 10 week course will enable you to identify and analyse your ideas for a novel, define the techniques involved in longer fiction and help you understand the construction of a sustained piece of fiction.