Photo by Beatriz Pérez Moya on Unsplash
Photo by Beatriz Pérez Moya on Unsplash

How to Prepare for Self-Publication

In 'How to prepare for self-publication' you will learn how to prepare your raw manuscript for print and e-publication. This will include a practical element using Microsoft Word, following publishing guidelines. Other areas you will explore are: cover design (rules for designing professional looking book covers), developing your own author websites, social media marketing and marketing material.

Online Creative Writing Courses

In association with Unthank School of Writing

Online Fiction Workshop

  • An online creative writing workshop for writers with some experience (intermediate to advanced)
  • Get regular feedback on your work in progress from your tutor and other group members
  • Enjoy on-going, lively discussions with other writers
  • Get personalised advice and suggestions from an established creative writing tutor
  • Develop your writing over the course of a three-month online workshop
  • Start your first draft, or finish your final edits: we can help whatever stage you’re at (and whatever you’re writing)
  • In partnership with The Literary Consultancy

Becoming A Writer: A Beginners’ Course

  • Learn through four online teaching modules, made up of a detailed lesson, a discussion forum, required reading, and short writing tasks
  • One day a week where the tutor is live and online to give feedback and guide your writing
  • Join lively discussions about writing with your tutor and other students
  • Discover the basics of plot, character, dialogue, and learn how to edit effectively
  • Complete a short story for your final assignment receive detailed feedback, critique and encouragement

How To Write A Novel: Online

An intermediary-level online novel writing course
Do you want to write a novel, and then take it to a standard where it is fit for some sort of professional publication? Are you having trouble getting started? Are you already writing a novel, but having trouble finishing? Have you written a novel, or novels, but can’t get off the slush piles at the literary agents and publishers that you approach? If you have answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, then we can help.