Creative Writing Masterclass: Kickstart Your Novel

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

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

      1:06
    • Lesson 2: Finding ideas and inspiration

      3:11
    • Lesson 3: Writing Prompts

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

      2:42
    • Lesson 5: Writing a premise

      3:28
    • Lesson 6: Ways of working

      5:25
    • Lesson 7: Writing a synopsis

      3:53
    • Lesson 8: Building Characters

      2:57
    • Lecture 9: Character Interview

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

      3:11
    • Lesson 11: Class Project

      6:10
    • Lesson 12: Final Thoughts

      2:16
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About This Class

Kickstart your Novel, working with a prize winning author. We'll cover how to find ideas and inspiration, and what to do next to grow and develop these into a plan for a novel. We'll look at the way different writers work and how you might go about finding your own writing process, and there'll be advice about the actual writing too. If you've always wanted to write a novel but don't know where to start, this is the course for you.

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Some really clear, helpful tips. Thanks so much!
A great, short class that will help you get started on your novel - or if you have already started, it can help you look at it from a different point and see more aspects of it. I really appreciate that Nicola Valentine makes it very clear that there is no one way to plan or write or start your story.
This class helped me get a better understanding of writing. Thanks!
Grace Crosina

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Nicola Valentine

Prize winning writer of novels, stories and films

I'm a prize winning novelist as Nicola Monaghan, and also write best selling thrillers as Niki Valentine. I've published novels, short stories, articles in magazines and national newspapers and pieces for broadcast on BBC radio. I've also written and produced short films and am working on my first feature.

You can read stories and extracts from my novels on this blog.

You can find my books on Amazon USA or Amazon UK, and on most online retailers.

I'm on YouTube he...

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