Courses for Authors

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Kitless Character Creation

How to create characters for your novel that are unique, real and necessary.

If you're writing a novel you already know that a novel needs characters.

  • But where do characters come from?
  • How do you invent characters that are compelling, convincing and realistic?
  • What sort of characters does your story need?

Kitless Character Creation is a set of tools and techniques wrapped around one big idea: 

Characters are created at the same time as the story.

Once you've grasped the relationship between characters and story, and how they interact during the creative process, you will find it much easier to create and manage your characters, to recognize their purpose and role in the story, and you'll see much more easily how your characters affect your readers.

In this course, you will learn how to use this relationship, and how it relates to all the common features of creating and developing characters:

  • introducing new characters
  • describing what characters look like
  • describing what characters think and feel
  • how the reader should get to know your characters
  • the effect of narrative voice and point of view on characters


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NEW IN AUGUST 2017!

Poetry in a Few Words

I use poetry to teach people better communication. It's the ultimate workout for your linguistic, presentational and public-speaking muscles.
Poetry can help you in your chosen career - whatever it might be. Poetry can even help you to land your dream job!

  • Write a short poem that includes both rhyme and rhythm.
  • Know the basics of "hearing the beat"
  • Grasp the rudiments of Tumpty Notation


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Read Worthy Fiction

RWF is a course, hosted on Udemy, for new writers, to guide you through the process of completing your first manuscript.
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How to create Story Hooks

Story Hooks is a course, hosted on Zenler. Take this course to learn how to hook, and keep, your readers.
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"The Top" - What is a Story?

What is a Story? is for anyone who wants to learn to write good stories, anyone who wants to be able to create unlimited numbers of original story ideas, and wants to do so by studying the basic principles.
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3 Foundations of Style

3 Foundations of Style is for all authors and writers, with lessons and exercises to teach you how to become a master of style.
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Ten Exercises for Writers and Authors

I regularly create exercises to help authors to work on specific aspects of the creative process, in particular in linking the creative, imaginative work to the work of getting words on the page. This is a selection of ten exercises with short lessons and explanations.

You can either do the Standard version where you can do the exercises offline and share your ideas, questions and work with other students, or the Premium version where you can submit your work to me for personalized feedback, advice and suggestions for further practice.

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Course Prices

Prices are given on the course homepage - they are subject to some variation.​

Zenler School​ (fixed price courses)

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