Writing Your First Novel Course.
You’ll learn how to write fiction for adult readers: family drama, contemporary, literary, thriller, romance, detective, western, intrigue, sci-fi, historical, adventure, sea saga, escape stories … you choose. Perhaps your novel will become a best-seller? You won’t know until you try.
This novel writing course is for writers who have competency in the basics of writing fiction, short stories etc. For instance, graduates of our NZIBS Creative Writing or Short Story Writing courses who want to specialise. Graduates of the Bill Manhire writing course etc are welcomed.
Novel writing is fun, but anyone who has started and given up will tell you – it’s not easy to complete one without someone knowledgeable to guide your efforts.
In this novel writing course your personal tutor provides you with step-by-step guidance – from getting a story idea right through to being published. Independent self-publishing on Amazon Kindle, Smashwords and Lulu are exciting new options for today’s writers.
Earning royalties as a novel writer is a great way to turn your hobby into a second income earner. But please consider the money and royalties as a bonus. It is best to write a novel because you want to. We understand that feeling.
Tina Shaw is a novelist, short story and freelance writer who lives
in Taupo. Her stories have been published in anthologies, literary journals and magazines. Her recent literary novel for adults is The Children’s Pond (Pointer Press). In 2013 she edited the Bateman New Zealand Writer’s Handbook.
She is a winner of the Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship, has held the Creative New Zealand Berlin Writers’ Residency, and was Writer in Residence at the University of Waikato. She has also written junior and young adult fiction, including Into the Hinterland, and its sequel Dogs of the Hinterland as well as books for the ‘Kiwi Bites’ and ‘Mainsails’ series. Her young adult novel About Griffen’s Heart was a Storylines Notable Book in 2010.
Tina has many years experience as a manuscript assessor. She is a mentor and assessor for the NZ Society of Authors. Her website is www.tinashaw.co.nz
What You’ll Learn.
1. Getting Started.
2. Writing The First Two Chapters.
3. Choose Names For The Characters.
4. Developing The Middle Story.
5. Writing The Story’s Climax.
6. Getting Your Novel Published.
“I’ve written my first novel “COLD BLOODED” and it’s on Smashwords and Amazon. Now I’m working on my second thriller. Thank you Joan Rosier-Jones, I couldn’t have done it without your guidance.”
Matthew Cairns of Taupo
“I have thoroughly enjoyed all three courses that I have enrolled in. They have challenged me in the best possible way, and I have learnt wonderful skills which I use every day.
I really appreciate the willingness of the NZIBS staff and community to help with queries and provide support. I am very proud to be a part of this community. I have no doubt that I will be back for more!
Thank you again for the book and for your support in general.”
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