So You Want to Write a Novel?

So You Want to Write a Novel?

$85 Limited inc GST
So You Want to Write a Novel?

<p><h3>So You Want to Write a Novel? - Sydney Course</h3></p><p>If you’ve ever dreamed of writing a novel – or are currently writing one – then this workshop is for you. Award-winning fiction author,


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So You Want to Write a Novel? - Sydney Course

If you’ve ever dreamed of writing a novel – or are currently writing one – then this workshop is for you. Award-winning fiction author, Paula Roe, will not only cover the creative stuff (genre, plot, characters, conflict) but also the big-picture things (indie or traditional publishing, the business of writing, social media, marketing and agents) plus how to stay motivated in the face of rejection.

Learn about today’s publishing opportunities, plan your writing career and get honest answers and information from a multi-published author who’s been there, done that.

If you’re serious about kick starting your writing career, then make sure you come along to this workshop.

  • Paula Roe is a regular Borders Books bestseller and one of only five Australian authors who write for Harlequin Desire, a line published by Harlequin Enterprises, the biggest romance publisher in the world. Harlequin books go out to over 28 countries and are translated into 28 languages in 114 international markets on six continents. Before publication, Paula’s writing won and placed in various contests, including Wisconsin Romance Writers Fabulous Five Silver Quill, Magnolia State Dixie First Chapter, Romance Writers of Australia’s Emerald Award and the Valerie Parv Award.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

In this course students will learn:

  • how to define their genre and identify tropes
  • various writing techniques to successfully develop and plot their novel
  • the differences between indie and traditional publishing, the basic structure of a publishing house, the pros/cons of small publishers
  • the myths and realities of what agents and editors do
  • the pitfalls and highlights of social media
  • the value of websites, mailing lists, business/marketing plans

Course Outcome

By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • define their targeted genre and identify the popular tropes
  • gain practical tools to further improve their creative writing
  • gain an insight into the publishing industry
  • create an action plan for their writing goals

What to bring

Please bring a:

  • Pen and pad or laptop

Other Information:

  • No textbook required
  • Comprehensive course notes provided


The ability to read and write in English at an intermediate level or higher.

Delivery Mode

The class is delivered in a classroom with notes and student discussion/interaction.

Course testimonials:

  • Daniella said: I enjoyed the course....learned a lot... definitely inspired me to get writing and use the techniques discussed to write great stories

  • Anita said: It was the best writing course i have ever been to. Paula Roe is a great tutor. I loved this course. Found it helpful, informative, well put together and well presented. Really a positive experience.

  • Pauline said: Paula is full of information. The content was exactly what I needed. Looking forward to the other workshops I have booked in for.