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Novel Writing Diploma

Centre of Excellence Online Ltd
Course summary
150 hours
122.50 GBP excl. VAT
English
Online courses
Professional Training
Next available date: - Online courses

Course description

Writing a novel, irrespective of the genre, requires the writer to put a little bit of themselves into each and every page. This means, utilising many of the experiences that you yourself have endured, including both the good and the bad times to make up part of the fabric of your storyline, creating a tangible and gripping read.

This powerful and thought provoking course will teach you everything that you need to know about one of the most wonderful creative experiences possible: how to write a novel. Embarking upon a project such as this, will test your imagination, your writing skills, and test your ability to create imaginary environments that epitomise real-life. You will be aiming to captivate the reader, while creating imaginary threads that weave in and out of any storyline.

It's not a challenge for the fainthearted.

It takes time, patience and a great deal of editing to bring a novel to fruition, however, it is one of the most uniquely satisfying feelings, when you type the last word and know that you have achieved something quite amazing. It provides a written reminder of this moment in time, a poignant chance to review as you bought your creative senses to the fore, and the memories and the evidence of this time is something that will stay with you forever.

You may have dreams of writing a bestselling novel and although you are entering a tough market place, filled with competition from other writers all with varying levels of experience, sometimes it just takes a solid story-line, a unique approach and a whole lot of enthusiasm to the written word, and it can happen.

Writing a novel requires a complex set of skills. Having an unlimited imagination that is both expansive and thorough will stand you in good stead. Having an enquiring mind that will let you delve deep into a variety of plots and scenarios will also benefit you. Good research skills, an ability to visualise, especially when creating characters that are lively and realistic, plus a dogged determination to continue writing right through to the very last word is a must.

When the characters start to take life and make their own way through the storyline, all you need to do is to dig deep, envisage to the best of your ability, creating an insightful back story that provides a solid foundation for the overall plot.

You may be one of the many people who have had an idea gnawing away at you for a long time.  Over the years, the idea may have grown substantially and changed shape and format. Your mind may have already searched extensively for variables that could increase interest and make the read much more exciting. If so, having the basis of the solid plot to hand at this point will put you one step ahead, simply because idea generation is an essential component especially if you are considering a complex but realistic plot centred on the intricate intricacies of real life.

 

Your idea must stand the test of thousands of words and it’s worth considering whether your idea will last to make a sustainable read or if the idea will fizzle out half-way through.

Throughout this course, we will be looking at all the variables of novel writing, including:

  • Idea generation.
  • Character profiles
  • Dialogue
  • Point of view
  • Descriptive writing
  • Writing love scenes
  • Building suspense and tension
  • Genres
  • Opening paragraphs
  • The cliff-hanger etc.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

The Novel Writing Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home, you also receive your own tutor for full tutor support when completing the course. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.


Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.


This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

Training Course Content

Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Ideas and Plot Development

Module 3: Genres

Module 4: Your First Chapter

Module 5: Descriptive Writing

Module 6: The Narrative Voice

Module 7: Viewpoint

Module 8: Dialogue

Module 9: Characterisation

Module 10: Emotions

Module 11: Creating the Villain

Module 12: Outlines

Module 13: Creating Obstacles

Module 14: Generating the Hook

Module 15: Getting Published

Module 16 - Finding a Publisher

Module 17 - Staying Motivated

Module 18 - Final Assessment

Module 19 - Summary

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