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How To Write Your Novel with acclaimed tutor and author Alex Weston
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Ticket costs: £200–400
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Have you always wanted to write a novel but don’t know where to start? Or have you got started but found it hard to keep going? If so, this is the course for you.
The novel writing masterclass will teach you the key building blocks needed to write a novel. We’ll look at the secrets of structure, how to write compelling dialogue and why conflict is at the heart of story. By unpacking these essential elements, you’ll develop your skills and build your confidence to keep you writing after the course ends. Creative writing tutor, Alex Weston will guide you through this fun and interactive eight week course.
The course only has 15 places available to ensure each participant has plenty of personal attention. It will be taught on Zoom with weekly workshops with the tutor. Each session will be interactive with exercises, discussions and plenty of time for questions. Online sessions will be recorded for anyone who is unable to attend to catch up on later.
You’ll also receive written feedback from the tutor on up to four pieces of work. This is an invaluable opportunity to receive advice and pointers for development from an established fiction author.
Acclaimed tutor and author, Alex Weston writes fantasy and steampunk romance as Alys West. She’s recently ventured into historical fiction and is submitting a historical romance set in 1930’s Hollywood.
About RNA Learning courses:
RNA Learning is the education division of the Romantic Novelists’ Association. Establishing an online learning programme has been a great success for the Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA) and attendees alike. We are now entering our third year of courses that suit members and non-members at all stages of their writing careers. We offer a balanced, exciting schedule covering such topics as marketing, publishing, editing and all aspects of romance writing. Our experienced tutors are either published novelists or experts from the business side of the writing world. Courses are open to both RNA members and non-members. You don’t need any special technology or computer skills to join in. The courses will be run via the RNA’s online learning portal, using Moodle, a standard teaching tool used in many colleges and universities. Workshops, masterclasses and events will be delivered via Zoom or YouTube. RNA Learning courses, workshops, masterclasses and events are delivered flexibly so that students can download and work at their own pace and around any other commitments they may have, for the duration of the course. Many tutors do have live sessions, but they are recorded so that students who are not able to attend can watch at a more convenient time. Please note that all course information, documentation, recordings etc will only be accessible for the duration of the course. All courses are taught in English.
RNA Learning Terms & Conditions and Refund Policy: The Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA) Terms and Conditions are as follows: The RNA reserves the right to cancel any workshop or event. In the event of cancellation by the RNA a refund will be given otherwise the RNA does not offer refunds. Participant data will be kept confidential except for sharing with necessary third parties as required. Participants should adhere to privacy and confidentiality during our programmes and workshops/events and may not share, publish, or refer to any manuscripts, discussions, comments, works, materials (in any media) used or referred to during the workshop/event, unless by prior permission of either the course tutor or the RNA, as applicable. Copyright of all course materials belongs to the course tutor. The course materials for the workshops/events will only be available for the duration of the course unless otherwise expressly stated. The RNA records all live events and holds the copyright of such events. If you do not wish to participate in a recording please turn off your video and microphone. Participants must be of the applicable legal age to enter into a formal paid contract with the RNA. All participants must adhere to the values of the RNA and accord with the RNA’s standards of conduct relating to equality, inclusion and diversity. Further information can be found at: https://romanticnovelistsassociation.org