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Write Your First Novel Online Course

100% Online Study

1-on-1 Tutor Support

Any Device, Any Time

Self Paced Study

Throughout the course, you will learn key elements to writing fiction such as:

  • Creating believable characters
  • Developing plots that will keep your readers reading
  • Creating a strong sense of place
  • Writing believable dialogue
  • Structuring a novel or short story; and
  • Getting your book out into the world

Detailed Course Outline

This course is made up of a number of lessons or units. Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.

There are 10 lessons in this course:

1. Introduction

    • What is Fiction
    • Writer’s Notebook
    • Types of Fiction
    • Genres and Tropes
    • Considering your Audience

2. Elements of a Story

    • What are Story Elements
    • Where do Ideas Come from?
    • Brainstorming
    • Write What You Know

3. Character

    • Protagonist vs Antagonist
    • Minor Characters
    • Character Motivation
    • Creating Realistic Characters
    • Goodies vs Baddies

4. Conflict

    • Why us Conflict Important in Fiction
    • Types of Conflict
    • Using Conflict to Drive your Story
    • The Cost of the Conflict

5. Plot

    • Plotters vs Pantsers
    • A Simple Approach to Plot
    • A More Detailed Plot Structure
    • Creating a Character Arc

6.Setting

    • The Power of Words
    • Using the Five Senses
    • Show, Don’t Tell

7. Writing Dialogue

    • Dialogue Punctuation
    • Writing Convincing Dialogue
    • What is Your Character’s Motivation
    • Knowing when to Start and End Your Dialogue
    • Dialogue Tags

8. Style

    • Past Tense vs Present Tense
    • Point of View
    • Tone and Voice

9. Outlining your Story and Writing your First Chapter

    • Creating a Story Outline
    • Writing the First Chapter

10. Getting Your Work Out there

    • The Editing and Drafting Process
    • Getting Your work out into the world
    • Other Opportunities

When you have completed the lessons of your course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It’s okay if you don’t want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.

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We understand what you need. We offer flexible payment terms, flexible study options while giving you the structure to succeed.

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Our courses are self paced. You set your own study schedule to fit around your life. Study from home on any device, at anytime!

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Our Promise To You

There are a lot of options for online learning, and we’re glad that you’ve decided to look into Careerline.  We want to be your go-to learning spot, so we’ll make you these promises:

You’re never just a number. You’re a student with goals and challenges and we want to help you in any way we can.

Your goals matter. Whether you’re just starting a new hobby or trying to transform your career, your goal is important and it’s worth your time and our devoted attention.

When you reach out, we respond. You’re wondering right now, “Will they take my money and disappear?” When you join, you are part of the family. Need something? Just contact us and we’ll get right back to you. Have questions, concerns, or feedback about your learning? We love talking about learning, and we love talking to our customers, so we can’t wait for you to get in touch.

7 Day Refund if you are not satisfied.  If you are not satisfied with our service or content we will happily refund your money.  Terms & Conditions do apply.

Our Courses

First and foremost our courses are 100% online courses BUT they are still very practical!  You will learn many practical skills, do some research, field trips and much more.  

All learning is best done by doing, so our online courses are designed to give you the foundation knowledge you need and to get you out there and doing whatever it is that you love.  

This sets our students up for success. 

    • 100% Online
    • Practical 
    • Certificate issued on completion
    • 1-on-1 tutor support
    • Flexible payment options
    • Self paced study

Getting where you want to go with your studies and/or career, involves much more than just reading or watching a video.  Knowing how to learn, how to research and find out new information, how to judge if the source of information is any good and how to find out what is happening in your industry and creating a network are vitally important!  Our courses will help you do all that.

We have mini self assessment tests so that you can be the judge of how well you understand the material and then a set task where you will undertake some form of practical exercise.  But best of all is the one-on-one expert tutor feedback you get with each task you submit.  

Online study can by difficult but our tutors are there to help you every step of the way.  

 

Courses on devices
Courses on devices

First and foremost our courses are 100% online courses BUT they are still very practical!  You will learn many practical skills, do some research, field trips and much more.  

All learning is best done by doing, so our online courses are designed to give you the foundation knowledge you need and to get you out there and doing whatever it is that you love.  

This sets our students up for success. 

    • 100% Online
    • Practical 
    • Certificate issued on completion
    • 1-on-1 tutor support
    • Flexible payment options
    • Self paced study

Getting where you want to go with your studies and/or career, involves much more than just reading or watching a video.  Knowing how to learn, how to research and find out new information, how to judge if the source of information is any good and how to find out what is happening in your industry and creating a network are vitally important!  Our courses will help you do all that.

We have mini self assessment tests so that you can be the judge of how well you understand the material and then a set task where you will undertake some form of practical exercise.  But best of all is the one-on-one expert tutor feedback you get with each task you submit.  

Online study can by difficult but our tutors are there to help you every step of the way.  

 

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