I have always written without a plan but Plotstormers helped me realise I could save myself a lot of work and rewriting if I structure an outline and work from there. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to stick to my plan but at least it’s there to help keep me on track. The course was fun, easy to follow and made the process very clear and straightforward.
Learn how to plot a novel from beginning to end and make your story compelling, complex and memorable
Writers’ HQ’s five-star novel plotting course means you can learn the fundamentals of plotting your story, wherever you are in the world. Designed to fit around everyday life and a busy schedule, you will start with a simple idea, and finish with a comprehensive outline of your novel, ready to be first drafted.
They say everyone has a novel inside them – the tricky part is getting it out without painful invasive surgery. This in-depth course contains everything you need to plan out your story from start to finish so that you’re rip-roaring ready to get that first draft out (relatively) painlessly.
Over six weeks (or as long as you need!), we’ll help you to build a practical understanding of story structure and plotting. By the end, you’ll walk away with a comprehensive outline of your story and a plan for what to do next (clue: write!).
Exercises, examples, group discussion, swearing and crying will enable you to grow your fictional world and build your story plan, taking it from ‘idea in your head’ to ‘actual real story that’s ready to be properly written’.
Learn the fundamental elements that make up every good plot and the basics of story structure; explore who’s in your story, what their roles are, and how to make your characters compelling; how to add tension and conflict to your story; how good beginnings, middles and ends work; how to break your story down into chapters and scenes and more; and what to do with your outline once you have it.
This was the best plotting course around. Thought I was a plotter before I did this but now I know differently. I’m exhausted – but I have a very good plan for my novel!
I wasn’t convinced any kind of online writing course could benefit me, having heard other writers’ tales of disappointment, but I would have no hesitation in recommending this one – and indeed anything else Writers’ HQ put out. Excellent in every way, refreshing and full of wisdom.
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Procrastinator Level: Set up WHQ and had a baby to avoid writing her novel
Half of Writers’ HQ
Procrastinator Level: Set up WHQ and did an MA to avoid writing her novel