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Advanced Novel Writing

Subject Area

Languages & Communication

Student Type


Study Mode

Part Time

Course Type


What is the course about?

This course follows on from Next Steps in Novel Writing and looks at the latter stage of a big writing project – how to end your novel and what to do next.

Why should I choose the course?

This course is for anybody who wants to write a novel and would like motivation and encouragement from like-minded people.

What will I learn?

This course follows the same structure as our next steps course, with the class split in half and one half of the group devoted to the class topic (with a writing exercise to get you warmed up) and the second half devoted to your own novel work. You will be allocated independent writing time, and you will discuss your progress with classmates who will be able to offer feedback on your work. Topics we will cover will include:

· The Third Act

· Writing the ending that is right for your novel

· Editing your work

· Writing query letters and synopses

· Publishing (including self-publishing)

If you would like more information on the learning outcomes please email

What will the course lead on to?

This course will enable you to enhance your literacy and communication skills, thereby potentially increasing your employability and future careers prospects.

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if it is required and a Welfare Team that are on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

For further information on student support please visit:

Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

98% of learners in 2018/19 would recommend their course to family and friends.

97% of learners rated their teaching as good / very good.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements besides an interest in the subject area. You must also be willing to partake in classroom activities and discussions and be willing to self-assess your weekly progress using an individual learning plan at the end of each session. Learners must be aged 19 and over.

What are my funding options?

Learners in receipt of certain benefits or on a low income may be eligible for fee remission. Please contact our Learner Services team for more information at

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

There are no additional costs associated with this course.

Careers Information

Course options


5 Weeks
Class Times
18:30 - 20:30
Warrington Campus
Adult Fee
16-18 Fee
Not Applicable

Course Enquiry

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