Next course starts 8 December 2019
A 10+ week live online (& recorded) course - you will be part of a group of new writers, with an exclusive Facebook group where lessons and questions/answers will be shared - there will be weekly live online presentations and discussions, and you'll have the opportunity to share and discuss your own writing goals, questions, issues and successes, with individual and group coaching.
Introduction. What, when, how, who – all the details of the course, its outline, times of day, what you’ll need, etc. Live sessions will be:
UK/Europe: Sunday evening
US/Canada: Sunday late morning/early afternoon
NZ/Australia: Early Monday morning (an additional meeting may be held for NZ/Australia if the main time is too early)
Getting started. Deciding what to write. Developing a structure. As your book evolves. The creative process. Writing habits. Procrastination & other obstacles. Keeping going. Getting feedback.
Plot & Characters. Creating a story arc & timeline. 10 key points about plot. 10 key points about your characters. Plot holes. Flat characters. Writing that gets in the way of plot & characters. Flow. Sub-plots.
The 12 mistakes that all new writers make, and how to avoid/fix them.
Writers write. AND they do these 6 things too. Working on your writing habit. Becoming a ‘real’ writer. Your life purpose and being a writer. Calling the muse.
What you should expect from an editor. Types of editing. Time & fees. Formatting & publishing – different models. What to avoid. Questions to ask.
Marketing your book. Social media, websites & email. Family & friends. Amazon. Pounding pavements. Advertising on social media. Repetition. Carpetbaggers & charlatans.
More… Your questions answered. Throughout the course, you’ll have questions – I’ll make sure these are all answered by the end of the course.
The best decision I ever made was to join Rebel Magic, Sue is very informative and is excellently supportive throughout the course. Jacqui McAvinney, Northern Ireland
I found the sessions useful for the no-nonsense, nuts and bolts, ‘how to’ of writing and for the accountability aspect in committing to time to write. Sue is professional, flexible and inspiring, with a sprinkle of spiritual. It has been a pleasure. Andrea Pollard, Auckland, New Zealand
This writing course has been incredibly enlightening. Sue Fitzmaurice has a great way of balancing the big picture with the smaller details that every writer faces. She has a way with making the hard part of writing come alive. I would recommend the writing course to anyone regardless of genre or style. Tanya O'Grady, Colorado
One-off payment of US$199 (= approx. £160, €180, NZ$310)
Six fortnightly (2-weekly) payments of US$39 (= approx. £30, €35, NZ$60)