How To Write Fiction Books
Writing a fiction book is a life’s ambition for many people. Yet, few ever achieve that dream.
Why? Most, burdened by family and work commitments, simply don’t have the time and energy left to write. Others carry wonderful ideas around in their head, yet have no clue how to turn them into words that children would want to read.
If this is you, then we understand exactly how you feel. There’s nothing more frustrating than having a good idea for a fictional story, yet not being able to get started.
Tired, frustrated and disheartened, you end up feeling like a failure because you can’t seem to find the time, energy or inspiration to write. And when you do, the words never seem to turn out the way you wanted them to.
If you’ve always wanted to write a fictional story but have struggled to get started…
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Practical, In-Depth Course
Until now, the only ways to learn the ‘secrets’ of writing fiction stories was to attend expensive classes, hire a writing coach to guide you, or piece together scraps of information from across the internet.
The big problem with these methods is they can be incredibly expensive, hugely time intensive, and completely overwhelming.
For a beginner fictional writer, it just isn’t worth the risk.
These problems made us appreciate the need for a practical, in-depth course that anyone could follow in their own time and at their own pace.
We invited some of the world’s top fictional authors and editors to share their secrets and work closely with us to create a superb step-by-step course packed with expert guidance for all those would-be writers.
People just like you…
The Result? The Write Fiction Books online course, which gives you all the guidance and intensive, in-depth help you need to write fiction books – even if you haven’t written a thing since high school.
Discover How To…
Develop An Idea
Choose An Age Group
Structure A Storyline
Create A Plot
Decide Upon A Style
Find A Good Illustrator
Avoid Mistakes That Annoy Editors
Be Noticed By Publishers
Discover How To…
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14 World-Class Course Modules
Module One has been tailored to be the perfect start to your creative journey. This packed module is filled with practical action points; you’ll discover what genre is best for your taste and style, as well as what forms of fiction are available to let loose your imagination and much more.
From Idea to Plot
In this packed module, you’ll transform your raw ideas into original plots. If you’re struggling for inspiration then you can use our fifteen master plot outlines to get started. With a range of writing methods revealed, you’re sure to find the perfect one that suits you.
Understanding Your Villain
Delve deep into the world of villains, and discover how to make them convincing and memorable by studying different archetypes and psychological profiles. Watch out for tired clichés and find out how not to fall into their trap.
Discover how to create a spectacular setting for a plethora of genres. Learn to bring it all to life with the use of alluring sounds and pinpoint description, and most importantly – practical location research.
Character and Point of View
In this packed module, you’ll find out multiple ways to start your story and if you’re stuck for an ending, use our tried-and-tested ending examples. Also, discover how to decipher symbolism, and add themes to your writing.
Dialogue and Body Language
Learn to create dynamic dialogue with the help of ‘Dialogue Writing Exercises’, which will guide you to producing charismatic chatter between your characters. Slip in some action to bring the conversation alive, by studying specific body language techniques.
Shock your Readers
Discover how to make your readers gasp in shock and tremble with fear, by studying numerous levels of fear, suspense, and how to vary the intensity. Learn one of the most significant tips in fiction writing, ‘Show, don’t tell’, that will renovate your writing style.
Revise your Story
How to Build Success as a Writer
Artistic & Practical
Capture Your Audience’s Hearts
You’ll learn the little knacks of shaping or pacing a story, the effective adjectives that make a character leap off the page and into children’s hearts and imaginations, the little-known approaches that make the difference between a publisher tossing your story on the reject pile or reading your work straight away and so much more.
This advice is artistic and creative. Yet it also offers you shrewd practical help on how to write in a way that will appeal to fiction and publishing editors alike, how to market your work to publishers and how to write in a disciplined, thoroughly professional way.
In this packed 18-module online writing fiction books course, authors, editors and publishers alike pass their secrets on to you.
Secrets Such As…
How to get started on that all important first page – the tips and tricks you need.
The vital facts you MUST know before you even switch on your computer or lay out your pens – if your time and enthusiasm isn’t to be wasted.
Bring your characters to life
The simple but effective touches to bring a character to vivid life – and why you should watch your local newsstand very carefully indeed!
How to select an age group to write for… and discover what they really want!
Submitting a manuscript can be as daunting as writing it. We’ll give you our proven 14-step success formula to follow.
Work like a professional
The way to approach your work with professionalism and how this will mark you out from the amateurs in the eyes of publishers.
What you must never, ever do when you approach publishers.
Dealing with publishers
How to deal with publishers. Everything you need to know to ensure you get the best possible deal and don’t get ripped-off.
The 12 most common traps writers fall into and detailed advice on how to steer safely clear of them.
The secrets of writing mystery, adventure, horror and humorous stories.
Secrets of the bestsellers
Why do some children’s stories sell millions and others barely cover costs? The answer may surprise you.
Naming your characters
The little-known power hidden in the names you give your characters.
A simple yet dynamic technique you can use to generate more story ideas than you’ll ever have time to use. You never need to be short of ideas again.
Effective negotiation tips
How to negotiate lucrative merchandising deals into all your publishing contracts. Pay close attention here and it could save you much heartache.
All about pen names. Should you use one? How do you choose one?
Illustrators and designers
Discovering more about designers, illustrators and picture researchers and how to collaborate with them.
TV, theatre and film
How to write for TV, theatre and film. Get this right and it can lead to big success!
The latest, cutting-edge techniques for self-publishing children’s books on the internet.
And so much more!
Master Your Craft
Join thousands of aspiring fiction writers worldwide and give yourself the best opportunity to have your writing voice heard; you’ll discover the art of crafting page-turning fiction.
Each module has been carefully constructed by an expert team of authors, editors and award-winning professionals to help you transform your ideas and blank pages into compelling fiction.
Each Module Is Full of…
Ideas & Inspiration
Examples & Excerpts
Stories & Suggestions
Delivery & Design
Beat The Burden
You are protected by a full 30-day money-back guarantee. So you risk nothing today by registering onto the Write Fiction Books course.
Over the next 30 days, you’re either thrilled with everything you learn, how easy the course is to use and follow, and how much more confident and proficient you become at writing fiction, or you get 100% of your money back.
And, if that’s what you decide, you can keep Bonus 1: Untold Secrets of Prolific Fiction Writers with our compliments.
Unleash Your Natural Creativity
Create Something Special
Laid out in clear, easy-to-follow steps, this interactive, engaging and comprehensive online course unlocks your creativity and gives you the tools, guidance, and practical skills you need to craft powerful, page-turning fiction.
Starting is simple
All You Need Is…
With Internet Access
Suitable for all
No Prior Experience
A Passion for Writing
Here’s what you are getting today:
|✔ 14 Module Fiction Writing Course|
|✔ Writing Action Points|
|✔ Printed Certificate of Achievement|
|✔ Lifetime access|
|✔ 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee|
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About The Course
Do I need to attend any classes?
No. The course is entirely e-learning, which means that all modules, tests and resources are delivered to you online through our secure e-learning platform. There are no physical classes to attend. One of the great benefits of e-learning is that you can study the course online, during times convenient to you. Best of all, we give you full life-time access.
Do I need any computer or technical skills?
No. We have designed this course with the most technically challenged user in mind! If you can point and click a mouse (or touch and swipe the screen on your Smart Phone or Tablet device) then you can take this course.
Are there any age restrictions for registering?
The age range of our students varies significantly from school and college students, right up to senior citizens. The course content has been designed to accommodate anyone of any age and ability. However, in the interest of children’s online safety we do have a minimum age requirement of 13 years. See our terms and conditions for more details.
Can you tell me who created this course?
Write Fiction Books is the product of many hundreds of hours of work and experience by a world-class team of bona fide best-selling fiction authors and online training experts.
Do I need any writing experience or qualifications?
No prior knowledge, experience or qualifications are required to take this course. The course has been designed for everyone from absolute beginners to keen amateurs; we have assumed nothing in advance. The language used is designed to be simple to understand and the course interface intuitive and easy to follow with no complicated jargon.
How long do I get access to the course for?
You get full, unrestricted life-time access to the course which you can access at any time 24/7. There are no time limits, no restrictions of any kind and no pressure whatsoever!
Are any books or manuals sent to me?
No, all learning is carried out via our secure E-Learn website, all the course content is online for you to access at any time 24hrs a day. The great benefit of e-learning is that you can study at home in your own time and at your own pace.
You can combine achieving professional standard training along with a qualification, in and around your job and family commitments. It is this level of flexibility that makes our e-learning course the ideal choice for most people. All you need is a computer or hand-held device with internet access to take this course.
Will this course be relevant to my country?
The Write Fiction Books course has been created by a team of international best-selling fiction authors, professional editors and established publishers worldwide.
The information, principles, techniques and strategies taught within this course are universal and therefore completely relevant to aspiring and published authors worldwide. Currently, we have students taking the course in more than 50 countries.
What are the specific modules I will study?
You can learn more about each of the 14 modules within the course here. As part of Write Fiction Books you also receive automatic access to additional areas of the site, such as our download area containing additional training materials along with our chat wall and discussion forum.
Do I have to take any tests during the course?
Yes. We have developed an advanced self-assessment testing system designed to ensure an efficient and effective learning experience. At the end of each module there is a multiple-choice self-assessment test consisting of 10 questions (18 tests in total).
Each test has a minimum passing score which you must achieve before you can move onto the next module in the course. You can take each module test as many times as you like until you pass, at which point your passing results are recorded in our national database and contribute towards your final score. Our testing system assesses your answers and calculates your score instantly.
This means no more waiting days or weeks for an assessor to mark your results and get back to you, like other more outmoded courses.
How am I graded?
Your overall passing grade is calculated as you move through the course and complete each module test. Your final score is an overall average grade of all 18 module tests. Your final grade is then printed onto your pass certificate.
There are no time-limits for completing individual modules and no time limits for taking the tests. However, once you decide to start a test it must be completed in one go. You cannot stop a test midway through and return to it later, like you can with the course content. You can view your course history and your current overall grade at anytime during the course.
We’re positive you’ll find it a delightful, relaxing and effective way of learning.
What is LearnLock™ Technology?
LearnLock™ Technology has been scientifically developed by award-winning e-learn experts to ‘lock’ the course training in your cerebrum, which is the large, outer part of the brain that controls your reading, thinking, and learning.
Using a proprietary blend of expertly crafted content, stimulating imagery, subtle animation, color psychology, smart interactions, lively simulations, fun gamification, and practical quizzes, LearnLock™ Technology enables a typical learner to effortlessly absorb the course material incomparably quicker and easier than 98% of conventional online courses, which use basic text or video alone.
The result is not only a significantly more immersive, engaging and enjoyable learning experience but vastly enhanced retention and recall of key knowledge and skills.
Can I view the course on my Smart Phone or tablet device?
Yes! The course is fully compatible with all tablet devices such as iPads. This course has also been beautifully designed to work within any browser on a tablet, smart phone, computer or laptop.
Can you tell me more about the certificate I will receive?
Everyone who completes the course receives an attractive pass certificate which details all of the modules you have completed. Your certificate will indicate a percentage grade to show how well you have completed the test questions.
You will receive a self-printable PDF version of your certificate which you can download immediately on completing the final module of the course. A high quality, professionally printed edition is available on request.
What are your company's credentials?
As a Registered Training Provider and internationally accredited company, you have the assurance that our team have undergone rigorous quality assurance inspections, and have met stringent criteria and background checks to ensure that both our company and the training we deliver meet the highest standards.
Write Fiction Books has also been awarded exemplary accreditation by CPD (Continuing Professional Development). The CPD Certification Service provides a formal, independent certification of organizations, materials and development activities. These certificates are commonly sought out by teachers, doctors and other professionals to further their career and credentials.
We are also a trusted training partner of schools, colleges and training institutes worldwide.
Our Promise To You
Write Academy stands behind every course with an iron-clad 30-day money-back guarantee. If for any reason (or no reason at all) within 30-days you decide to cancel your course, then our support team will happily provide you with a refund in full. No hassle. No questions asked. You are completely protected.