Tutoring Year of The Novel Online
Are you ready to start writing a novel, but aren’t sure where to start? The next Queensland Writers Centre’s Year of the Novel Online course (written by Kim Wilkins and presented by Hachette Australia) starts soon, and I’m thrilled to be tutoring it!
Back in 2009, a few months after my first daughter was born, I knew that it was time to start writing the novel that had been in my head for years. I had done some creative writing evening classes, but needed support to write an entire novel. I browsed online for a course that I could do from home with my newborn, and found a link to the Queensland Writers Centre’s Year of the Novel Online. I signed up, and began writing the manuscript for what was to become Fractured.
What really suited me was not just the course material and writing exercises, but the fact that there was a group of us all writing our first novels, so I had moral support and encouragement to keep writing and get through the first draft. I still keep in touch with some of the participants I met five years ago, and we still critique each other’s writing.
Recently, the Queensland Writers Centre asked me if I’d consider being the tutor for the next course, and I immediately said yes!
The course has been written by author-extraordinaire, Dr. Kim Wilkins (who also writes as Kimberley Freeman), and I will be there to support and guide the participants over the next year as they complete the first draft of their own novels. I am also going to be writing my third novel throughout that time so hopefully by the end of the year, we all have something to show!
The course starts on Monday 27th October 2014. You can find out more details here, and it’d be great to work with you if you’re keen to sign up!