If you are what you eat then minds are certainly what they read. No matter in what direction your tastes lean, all the novels you’ve consumed impact, not only on what, but how, you experience our world.
Obviously, most writers are avid readers – purely for research purposes, you understand – but, in truth, it’s not fandom, but something more often akin to a child’s growing fascination during their first magic show. Writers and readers – as the most analytical sort of observers – just can’t get enough of trying to see behind the curtain and discover ‘how on earth did they do that so easily?’ followed swiftly by, ‘I wish I could do that.’ and, ‘I’m gonna try it!’
Well, here are the fiction secrets you always hoped would be revealed…
Our new online course, designed specifically for fiction fiends, boldly opens the coffin lid to deconstruct how some of the world’s best-loved and bestselling fiction is written. And for writers joining this awe-inspiring course of discovery, you’ll be shown precisely how the tricks are done, so you might use them to bamboozle your own audiences in the future.
In just four short weeks, you’ll be taken through the best fiction – both old and new – toward a far deeper understanding of the key elements that exist within any successful novel. There’s a spectacular reading list attached to the course too, so extremely relevant if you’re an avid reader who just has to KNOW how their favourite novels compelled them to stay awake until 3am.
Week 1: Where am I? World building and setting the scene.
Week 2: Characters – and why the good ones linger in readers’ minds
Week 3: Plot, arcs an story structure. Without these a novel has no scaffolding and falls flat.
Week 4: How (fancy) literary devices lift any work.
Taught by former barrister, turned award-winning novelist, Allie Spencer, this course is perfect for beginner writers and avid readers who demand to know more about how fiction works.
So book now and never be fooled again!