Creative Writing Masterclass: Kickstart Your Novel | Nicola Valentine | Skillshare

Creative Writing Masterclass: Kickstart Your Novel

Nicola Valentine, Prize winning writer of novels, stories and films

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12 Lessons (40m)
    • 1. Lesson 1: An introduction to the course and me

      1:06
    • 2. Lesson 2: Finding ideas and inspiration

      3:11
    • 3. Lesson 3: Writing Prompts

      3:03
    • 4. Lesson 4: Using true stories or real events

      2:42
    • 5. Lesson 5: Writing a premise

      3:28
    • 6. Lesson 6: Ways of working

      5:25
    • 7. Lesson 7: Writing a synopsis

      3:53
    • 8. Lesson 8: Building Characters

      2:57
    • 9. Lecture 9: Character Interview

      2:51
    • 10. Lecture 10: Some tips on the writing

      3:11
    • 11. Lesson 11: Class Project

      6:10
    • 12. Lesson 12: Final Thoughts

      2:16
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Project Description

This project is designed to help you imagine your finished book, which can be a great way to work out what your story is about. You need to decide on a title for your novel and write a blurb for the back of the book. Then you need to find an image that you think would make a good cover. You can take a photo yourself, or draw a picture (basic is fine!) or you can find something via pinterest or image banks online. I’ll show you some useful places to look in one of the video lessons.

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