Workshops & Courses

 

2022 8-Week Online Courses

 
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Do you have lots of great ideas that would make for interesting stories? Do you want to learn how to write an engaging book?

During this acclaimed writing exercise-led course, award-winning author A. R. Levett guides you through establishing the possibilities and challenges inherent in your idea, the characters who populate it, the main conflict they will be involved in, the character growth arc, and more. You will walk away with a solid story premise and the confidence to begin writing.

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Mapping Your Story
Mapping Your Story
Mapping Your Story
 

"A great opportunity to flesh out and focus in on a story idea."

— Garry Winterton

Creating Authentic Characters

Do you find it challenging to create memorable, life-like characters?

This course with award-winning author A. R. Levett guides you through how to create believable characters readers will fall in love with by identifying the story function of each one, differentiating them from each other, putting them in conflict with each other, drawing on archetypes to flesh them out, and using archetypal journeys to develop character arcs for them so they come across as authentic.

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"A good workshop for developing characters with more depth,
complications, and complexities."

— Kathleen Dzubiel

Deepening Your Story
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Do you want to write a book that discusses important ideas? Do you need to flesh out your story’s theme, setting and symbolism?

This course with award-winning author A. R. Levett helps you determine what deeper ideas you are trying to discuss by writing your story, teaching you how to convey them without coming across as preachy. You will develop your story’s theme and discover how to use symbols and setting to express it so your book offers readers a rich experience beyond  surface details.

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Mapping Your Story

"It contains lots of stimulating ideas."

— Lynn Allen

 
Plotting Your Novel

Struggling to turn your ideas into a cohesive book? Unsure how to fit all the different elements together?

In this course with award-winning author A.R. Levett, you will establish and organise the 26 different elements needed to plot  an engaging story. You will discover when and where to establish each component, how to play them out in the story, and how to tie them up by the story’s end. The result will be the development of a comprehensive story plan from which you can write your novel.

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"It has given me an excellent framework to use in the last few chapters of my story."

— Eva Cronstedt