One of the great things about belonging to a writers’ group is picking up lots of info about competitions, talks from established writers, special offers and so forth, so I have to say a thank you (thanks, Mark!) for the following info.
The Writers Bureau has started a new online college, and currently has a novel writing course up for grabs for the amazing price of £19! I couldn’t resist, and have just signed up. I’ve not yet looked at any of the materials in detail, but there are 10 modules (covering the process of actually writing the novel, as well as publishing options, and promotion issues), and you can take up to 12 months to complete the course.
If you’ve made it a resolution to write a novel this year, this course might provide a helpful framework to get you started – or some support if you’re flagging at the half-way stage. If you’re interested, sign up before 19th Jan – after which the price goes up to £99.
For more info: http://onlinelearningcircle.co.uk/course/novel-writing