Novel bootcamp; imagine, plan and start writing that book!

Get started on the novel you've always wanted to write with methods and techniques to grow your idea into a book
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (204 ratings)
6,464 students
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Find inspiration and ideas through a number of methods
Test ideas to see if they are likely to be novel length
Develop ideas for a novel into a plan for the book
Use exploratory writing to learn about their characters and storylines
Use simple methods to make planning a novel easier
Learn some of the basics of writing good fiction


  • Access to word processing software and/or stationery
  • Good command of English or the language you plan to write in


Have you always wanted to write that novel but aren't sure exactly where to start? Do you have a bunch of ideas but you're not sure whether they'll work? Or maybe you've written a novel or two but are suddenly finding yourself stuck. This course can help. 

Learn how writers develop ideas and build the impetus to write a novel. Grow, build or design your novel; it's up to you which method you choose. Explore your characters, setting and plot with writing exercises designed to guide and inspire you. Learn how bestselling and prize winning authors work with ideas, and how ideas become novels over the fullness of time. Find ways in to writing that will leave you desperate to start the first chapters, and give you the drive to finish writing the book. 

This course will get you well on the path to writing your first book and help you find a writing process that works for you. With full 30 day money back guarantee, there's nothing to lose.

So enrol now and get started on your novel writing journey. 

Who this course is for:

  • Beginners who want to write a novel
  • Anyone who wants to learn about planning and starting a novel
  • Writers who are looking for a bit of creative spark and inspiration to get going
  • Probably not the course for anyone who has a lot of writing experience or courses under their belt already

Course content

8 sections27 lectures1h 25m total length
  • Welcome to the course - start here
  • My three top tips to get started on a novel
  • How to get the most out of the course
  • Some freebies: extra content and downloads to help with your novel writing
  • Introduce yourself
    3 questions


Prize winning novelist, screenwriter and lecturer
Nicola Valentine
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 407 Reviews
  • 11,387 Students
  • 2 Courses

I'm a prize winning novelist as Nicola Monaghan, and also write best selling thrillers as Niki Valentine. I've published novels, novellas, short stories, articles in magazines and national newspapers and pieces for broadcast on BBC radio. I've also written and produced short films and am working on my first feature.