A new class begins November 1st…sign up before the spots are taken!
Want to whip your ideas into shape and turn them into an exciting novel? Develop habits that will increase your productivity as you learn the secrets even the biggest names use to write their stories?
All this and much more in this 12-week, interactive course for beginners and seasoned authors alike.
Each week, you’ll have the chance to ask questions. You’ll also have 3 opportunities during the course to brainstorm with me or submit scenes to me for feedback.
*** Classes start on the first day of every odd month. (Jan 1, March 1, May 1, July 1, September 1, November 1 – Max of 10 authors per class)
Week 1 is all about PREPARING TO WRITE.
In just the first week, you’ll learn:
How to condense your story idea into a few powerful sentences
Tips for turning off your internal editor and freeing your creativity
How to increase productivity and form a daily writing habit
Week 2: CHARACTER
How to create an overview of your main character(s) and their role in the story
Week 3: STORY QUESTIONS
Questions to answer that will lay a solid foundation for your novel
Week 4: OUTLINE/SCENE LIST
The Inciting Incident, turning points, middle twist, black moment and climax. Even pantsers will benefit from sketching out these story parts, and plotters can go a step further and actually write out a list of scenes.
Week 5: SCENE CRAFTING
Elements to include in a scene
Week 6: SPRINTS
How to conduct successful writing sprints to increase productivity
Week 7: WRITER’S BLOCK
Tips to defeat writer’s block
Week 8: OPENING HOOK
What is needed in your opening scene and what is not
Week 9: THE THREE MOST IMPORTANT PARTS OF YOUR NOVEL
Learn which parts of your novel are most important and how to make them shine
Week 10: THE CRAFT OF WRITING
Learn about showing vs. telling, head hopping, and more
Week 11: SELF EDITING
Tips on polishing and revising
Week 12: WHAT NOW?
An overview of what steps need to be taken, depending on your goal, once you finish your novel
To sign up for the course, complete this form: 12 Week Novel Course Signup
Contact me at Alicia@aliciadean.com for questions