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Writing courses

I’ve been writing fiction for a long time so I can’t recall all the courses I’ve attended, but here are a few I can recommend. Note that many of these are for the craft of fiction but others just make sound business sense.

  • ‘Write Better Faster’ Instructor Becca Syme, well, she’s just epic. She says ‘Do you want to write faster? Are you stuck or stalled in your process? Stuck in a book? Can't plot? Are you frustrated with your lack of productivity? Have you been trying other strategies, which never seem to work, and you can't figure out why? This is the class for you.’

    https://www.rlsyme.com/classes/

    Nikki says: I took this course in August 2018, and it has changed my life and raised my productivity with more ease than I thought possible. The best money I’ve ever spent on my career, it was worth every cent for what I’m now experiencing. Be prepared for a month of honesty in exchange for the personalised keys to your writing brain.

  • Any of the classes or lecture packets delivered by teacher and psychologist Margie Lawson. Go to

    https://www.margielawson.com/lawson-writers-academy/

    Nikki says: I have taken ‘Deep Editing, Rhetorical Devices, and More’ with Margie, ‘Deep POV’ with Rhay Christou, did the lecture packets ‘Empowering Characters’ Emotions’ and ‘Writing Body Language and Dialogue Cues’. Great value for money, excellent tutors, and solid content that I draw on daily.

Books

  • ‘Plot and Structure’ by James Scott Bell

  • ‘Revision and Self-Editing for Publication’ by James Scott Bell

  • ‘Self-Editing for Fiction Writers’ by Renni Browne and Dave King

  • ‘The Artist’s Way’ by Julia Cameron

  • ‘The Right to Write’ by Julia Cameron

  • ‘GMC: Goal, Motivation, and Conflict’ by Debra Dixon

  • ‘On Writing’ by Stephen King

  • ‘Writing the Breakout Novel’ by Donald Maass

  • ‘The War of Art’ by Steven Pressman

  • ‘A Writer’s Guide to Persistence’ by Jordan Rosenfeld