'With Caroline, a vague idea of a book became on paper reality. She gave me structure, guidelines that enabled me to begin writing. She was the turning point in my becoming an author.'
'I’ve tried and failed to complete writing courses in the past but this one is different. It takes you into the depths of the writer’s mind, giving renewed insight into the actual process of writing a novel. Not only is the course encouraging
and to-the-point, it’s also practical with simple but effective templates and exercises. Caroline brings the process of writing a novel to life, so much so that by the end of the course I felt like something had lit up and I was ready to start writing again in earnest.'
You have always wanted to write a novel, you have ideas and do not know where to start.
Or perhaps you have started your novel, but you’re not enjoying it as much as you thought you would, because you’re not clear about the process and wish you had signposts and guidance.
This easy and detailed course focuses on getting you properly started. It shows you how to turn a rough idea into a story by creating tools that will give you clarity, direction and confidence in your writing.
This course offers you:
Writing is my vocation and my passion. Creating stories to share with others has not only given me joy, but also strength and confidence in myself.
I created this course because I want you to feel equally confident in your writing and enjoy the writing process.
This easy, step-by-step course guides you through key stages of starting your novel, thanks to video lectures, short exercises, and templates you can adapt to your own needs.
At the end of the course, you will be able to:
If you’re an aspiring writer, keen to start your novel, then this is the course for you. Taught by an experienced fiction writer with 7 novels under her belt and accomplished teacher with 20 years of experience (university, school and mentoring), this course will walk you through each step and show you exactly how to create a compelling story.
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What am I going to get from this course?
This course is not for:
Aspiring non-fiction writers
Aspiring poets and playwrights
This lecture explains the reason for starting your novel by exploring themes.
This lecture describes in detail the process of choosing and scaling down your first theme:'secret' through a series of questions, in order to turn ideas into a story.
This lecture describes in detail the process of choosing and scaling down a second theme: 'missed opportunities' through a series of questions, in order to turn ideas into a story.
Using the characters created in the first module, this lecture is showing how to give them personality traits.
In this lecture, we are shaping the personality of the first character.
In this lecture, we are shaping the personality of the second character.
In this lecture, we are shaping the personality of the third character.
Using the characters created in the first module, this lecture is showing how to give them physical traits.
In this lecture, we're looking at the choices made by the characters so far and their motivations, which are going to move the story forward.
This lecture is about the importance of secondary characters.
Caroline Jestaz has been teaching for 20 years students of all ages and levels, in groups or in one-to-one sessions. She has taught at university and in schools.
She currently teaches creative writing on a freelance basis, which includes mentoring aspiring authors, six-week courses with Cambridge Community Arts (CCA) and leading workshops with Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) and at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.
Caroline is a writing expert. She has written 7 novels, has worked as an editor, copy-editor and proof-reader for Cambridge University Press, Pearson Education and Windhorse Publications.
Caroline's aim is simple, to help you find your voice and develop confidence in your writing. You’ll enjoy Caroline’s encouraging and clear teaching style which gets right to the point and guides you step-by-step through the creation of your story.