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Write Your Novel with Alison Powell (Online)
Tue 11 Jan 2022 to Tue 29 Nov 2022
This real-time online course is designed to support you as you write your novel. Whether you're at the initial ideas stage, or you already have a manuscript draft underway, regular workshops on craft, quality critique, fortnightly deadlines and the support of your fellow writers are here to help keep you on track. A 12-month course in 3 parts.

Unlike many other writing courses, WriteClub offers real-time online sessions where you will feel part of a team, working towards a common goal.

Week A = Under the Bonnet - workshop on craft
Week B = Feedback on your work with a small committed critique group
40 min 1-1 mentoring sessions and feedback from Alison Powell

Under the bonnet sessions include:
• Staying focused - How to prioritise your writing
• What story are you writing? - Seven basic plots
• Psychic distance - How close are you to the action
• Character archetypes and psychology
• Experiments with form and making more of your story

This is an online course delivered using Zoom, Google folders and Slack. You will need access to a steady internet connection

The Write Your Novel course is divided into three 12-week parts so you can choose to commit to the whole shebang or to take each part separately.

Dates
Part 1 - 11th January - 5th April 2022
Part 2 - 26th April - 12th July 2022
Part 3 - 13th September - 29th November 2022

About your facilitator:
Alison Powell supports new and established writers with their creative work. Having worked as a teacher and an education consultant for many years, she set up WriteClub in 2016 and has since run regular workshops on all aspects of the writing craft. She is an award winning writer, published in various anthologies and magazines and holds an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa. She is a member of the Hay Festival Writers at Work Programme and is a producer and advisor for Paper Nations at Bath Spa University.

She believes that everyone has the right to express themselves in writing and runs all her sessions with a positive approach. Her passion for poetry and story along with her enthusiasm for helping people find the best in themselves are reflected in her lively and open presentation style. She will do her very best to ensure that you find the support you need to make your writing work.

To apply for a place, please register here and email hellowriteclub@gmail.com with a sample of your work.

Testimonials
"A great way to keep yourself motivated to write, partly because of the fixed deadlines and partly because of all the lovely encouragement and helpful suggestions for how to improve your work. Very helpful indeed!" - Christine, teacher
"...it's the best money I've spent on any writing-related course. I've learnt more about writing doing this than anything else." - Priyesh, writer
"WriteClub really helped me to feel confident and engaged in my writing again. Al provides a welcoming and safe space to deeply explore your writing blocks and help you to get back on your feet." - Steve, therapist
"A high energy, motivational course that helped to bring structure to my writing, as well as give me a chance to explore different aspects that can boost my creativity." - Sue, journalist
"A safe, inspirational, creative bubble in which you can develop your writing skills." - Yvonne, artist

Additional Information:
Location:
Online
Region(s):
UK

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