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Please note, due to the interactive nature of the courses, you are unable to register on a phone or other mobile device.

Let’s write a book: the 6 step Guide to getting started

With author Karen Turner

Prerequisite: A desire to write a book


Consisting of 6 learning modules, this workshop introduces you to basic writing techniques and concepts, in a fun, interactive online environment.

With six months' access to this program, you can learn in your own home, at your own pace, 24 hours a day. All you need to get started is an internet connection and the desire to learn. 


Delivered in Karen's relaxed and informative style, you'll benefit from knowledge gathered over the course of her 25 year writing career along with tips and hints picked up on the way.


Additionally, you'll have optional check-your-knowledge quizzes and carefully curated writing exercises so you can practise your new skills and knowledge. 

This program is designed to motivate and inspire you to not only get the creative juices flowing, but to confidently lay down the foundations of your own novel.

Modules will cover the following:

1: Plotting and Structure

Let’s lay the foundations for our story.

Topics discussed include:

  • Theme

  • Plot

  • Structure

  • Conflict, crisis, resolution

2: Point of View and Tone

Let’s talk about who’s talking.

Topics discussed include:

  • Who is speaking?

  • To whom are they speaking?

  • How are they speaking?


3: Research

Let’s look at finding out stuff.

Topics discussed include:

  • Why/if accuracy is important

  • Where to research

  • Where not to research

  • How to research

  • How much to research

4: Character Development

Let’s meet our characters.

Topics discussed include:

  • Who are they?

  • What do they contribute to the story?

  • Making them believable

  • Complexity


5: Voice and Show, Don't Tell

Let’s show the reader.

Topics discussed include:

  • Active voice vs passive voice

  • Why active over passive – or vice-versa

  • What is show, don’t tell?

  • Why is it important?


6: Pulling it all together

Let’s start writing.

Topics include:

  • Setting up your writing life

  • Starting your first draft

  • What to expect

  • What you haven’t considered

  • First draft finished, what next?

Let's write a book: your 6 step guide to getting started

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