The Australian College,
Novel Writing & Getting Published course will help you get your ideas out of your head and onto paper. Let’s face it, many people come up with ideas but it is the actual writing of the novel that stops them from getting their book written and onto the shelves.
That’s where this course is invaluable. You are going to be guided and supported through the stages of starting, exploring and completing your book. You will also learn how to get your book published and how to market it.
Career opportunities include: Fiction Writer, Novelist, Short Story Writer, Ghost Writer.
When you successfully complete your course you will be awarded the Australian College Diploma of Professional Writing (Novel Writing and Publishing).
Course Fee and Duration
Module 1: Writing your First Novel
Reading 1: Getting Started
Take Yourself Seriously
What Makes a Good Novel?
What Publishers and Editors are Looking For in a Novel
Who Will Be Your Readers?
Skills you Will Need to Write Your Novel
Take Care of Yourself
How Other Writers Work
Reading 2: Writing the First Two Chapters
Taking the First Step
Functions of the Beginning
Deciding Whose Story It Will Be
Past or Present Tense
The Place to Start Your Novel
Establishing Time and Place
Covering Important Details Over Several Chapters
Checklist for Effective Beginnings
Developing a Style
Reading 3: Characterisation
Naming Your Characters
Creating Rounded Characters
Balancing Consistency and Change
Relationships Between Characters
Characters Create Conflict
Module 2: Methods to Success and Publication
Reading 1: Story Development
How to Keep Your Reader Turning the Pages
Plot and Sub-Plot
Forwarding the Story Through Dialogue
Conflict and Tension
Everyday Life and Your Novel
Getting Over the Hurdle of the ‘Midway Blues’
Reading 2: Writing the End
Techniques for Slowing the Process Down
What Makes a Satisfying Ending?
To Resolve or Not Resolve – How Much to Leave Unspoken?
The Final Word
Typing and Page Layout
Layout for Dialogue
Reading 3: Getting Published
Assessing your Novel
Finding a Publisher
The Publishing Process
E-Books and Internet Publishing