For the serious fiction writer, this course helps students hone their craft and master the art of writing great fiction. The course aims to enhance the author’s existing writing toolkit, in the knowledge that there is always more to learn.
Aimed at authors who already have a book idea, first draft, or an outline, this six-week course is for authors with some creative-writing experience, but who may have struggled to get it all down and ready for a publisher to see. The course slashes through the noise and zones in on the essentials. It also highlights the most common mistakes that authors make in fiction.
Delivered live, the course will cover the basics of structure, plotting, theme, dialogue, characterization, point of view, pace, and more. Tutors will provide resource materials for authors to absorb and guidelines to implement in their own time.
BONUS: The last two weeks will feature round-table discussions, with HarperCollins published authors sharing their writing experience with students in a live online environment.
At the end of the course, students should have the tools to produce a solid fiction proposal.