Next course starts 5 April 2020
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. The "call" to write and what that's all about. Honouring the call. Deciding what to write. The creative process. Creating a regular writing habit. Procrastination & other obstacles. Keeping going.
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.
Point of View. Which one? Advantages and disadvantages. Common mistakes & how to avoid them.
The 20 mistakes that all new writers make, and how to avoid/fix them.
Writing non-fiction. Clarifying your goals. Figuring out content. Creating structure & flow. Do's and don'ts.
Writing memoir. Choosing a point of view. What to leave out. Making it meaningful. Do's and don'ts.
What you should expect from an editor. Types of editing. Time & fees. What to avoid. Questions to ask.
Publishing. Carpetbaggers & charlatans. Self-publishing vs traditional publishing. How to. Pitfalls.
Marketing your book. Social media, websites, email, and the whole nine yards.
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.
Plus! I'll review and edit a piece of your work during the course, giving you valuable feedback and insight into your own writing style, what you do well, and with suggestions for improvement.
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
The Rebel Magic Writing Course is giving me the skillful knowledge I've lacked, and most importantly, returning my confidence - enabling me to continue a journey I'd almost given up on. Sue is not just a brilliant writer/author, but a generous teacher; encouraging, inspiring, and best - truthful! I have been sincerely blessed by the crossing of our paths. Elizabeth Herd, Michigan
I am so grateful for this program! This course has made me think differently about my writing process. I am thankful for Sue and for her ability to make me look at things in a different light. A must for all writers. C. Ara Campbell, Canada
US$199. (equals approx. £150, €160, NZ$300)
Five two-weekly payments of $US49. (equals approx. £39, €45, NZ$79)