Novel Writing Course Online Review

Online Writing Course Review

Everyone has read the stories about John Grisham and Frederick Forsyth, two authors who wrote best sellers with their first novel. Enthusiastic writers point out that Grisham had no formal training and just wrote by the seat of his pants, without any form of novel writing course online to help him! Forsyth, on the hand, wrote his novel ‘Day of the Jackal‘ in 30 days and we all know the rest of the story. Here’s the rub folks – it ain’t going to happen! The market for new novels in all genres is incredibly crowded today, and a new author […]

Novel Writing Tips For Beginners -The Novel Writing Process

novel writing tips for beginners

Most everyone writes according to a process, even if we sometimes don’t realise it! There are a few who seem to write by the seats of their pants (Pantsers), but most of us need a novel writing process to guide us long the way to a successful novel. Probably one of the most valuable novel writing tips for beginners is to follow a structure for outlining and writing. There are many out there, such as the Snowflake Method, and others that have been adapted by writers of all levels to suit their own particular needs and writing style. The first […]

Online Novel Writing Course Review – Simon Van Booy TED Talk

I love this Ted talk by author Simon Van Booy for a couple of reasons. First, although he knows that all novels need a definite structure, but a good story can’t depend on any template or formula. It comes from the heart. Most online novel writing course reviews focus heavily on the formulaic approach to writing novels, so this is refreshing. Second, Simon gives six steps to writing a short story novel. You can guess some of them, such as: get yourself a space of your own to create fiction, have a set time for writing, don’t be disturbed, etc. What […]

How To Write A Good Novel – Outline & Structure

Knowing how to write a good novel brings into play a balanced combination of creativity and structure. The first is inspirational, while the latter hints at craftsmanship. All structures need to be build on solid foundations and the outline for a novel is no different – if they are wobbly, your readers will feel it and the story will suffer for it. New Writers, Like Fools, Rush In Like many aspiring authors, I wrote my first story by the seat of my pants, feeling sure that all would come together as the manuscript progressed. Although I did actually finish (and publish) […]