There are many vital components that go into a well-crafted story. Our range of Fiction Essentials courses allow you to approach each of these core areas with confidence:

  • Create compelling characters
  • Write authentic dialogue
  • Grasp the fundamentals of ‘point of view'
  • Improve your story's structure
  • Craft vivid, engaging scenes
  • Perfect your grammar and punctuation.

When you learn the foundations to write engaging fiction in our Creative Writing Stage 1 course, you gain the basic skills to craft your own stories that hum along like a well-oiled machine. However, as you progress along such a creative path, you may find there still are areas of the machine that “squeak” – certain techniques that you’d like to build more confidence in and truly master.

That’s where our family of Fiction Essentials courses come in.

MEET THE FICTION ESSENTIALS

Created by Pamela Freeman – author of more than 40 books and AWC’s Creative Director – Fiction Essentials are a set of flexible courses that provide the perfect companion to your writing journey. Each one takes a deep dive into six core areas of all good storytelling.

Perhaps you’d like to create more memorable characters or use dialogue and scenes in a more compelling way? Maybe it’s your narrative structure or point of view that you struggle with? Or you’d simply like to brush up on your grammar and punctuation to make the best impression on agents and publishers? With Fiction Essentials, you select the area you’d like to focus on and start learning. Choose one course, two, three, all six … it’s completely up to you!

Each valuable self-paced guide gives you 12 months’ unlimited access to the course material – the ideal online reference right there at your fingertips.

Fiction Essentials: CHARACTERS

  • Engage readers through your cast of characters.
  • Use character development to create narrative tension.
  • Complete exercises to cement your new skills.

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Fiction Essentials: DIALOGUE

  • Discover how to write compelling conversations.
  • Learn how to use dialogue to drive your story forward.
  • Complete exercises to ensure your dialogue is authentic.

$195
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Fiction Essentials: POINT OF VIEW

  • Master this vital skill in fiction writing.
  • Gain techniques to strengthen your narrative voice.
  • Complete exercises to solidify your storytelling.

$195
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Fiction Essentials: SCENES

  • Construct scenes that flow seamlessly through your story.
  • Craft vivid settings that evoke deep emotion.
  • Discover how to edit your scenes for maximum impact.

$195
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Fiction Essentials: STRUCTURE

  • Dramatically improve the framework of your stories.
  • Develop techniques for effective pace and tension.
  • Discover practical methods to achieve a strong narrative arc.

$195
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Fiction Essentials: GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION

  • Master the art of punctuating dialogue correctly.
  • Know how to avoid common formatting and style mistakes.
  • Complete exercises and quizzes to reinforce your skills.

$195
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