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Online: Digital Novel Intensive



Phillipa (PD) Martin




Tackle your project through a combination of webinars and submissions of your own work.

Phillipa Martin


You’ll receive direct feedback from your tutor and fellow course participants on your writing. Cover all the essential novel-writing tools – research, refining ideas, genres, setting, writing craft (POV, show don’t tell, dialogue and more), character development and a variety of plot tools to help you structure your story. Theoretical components will be taught in conjunction with practical exercises and you’ll also be given feedback on your work to make your writing and novel stronger.

Submissions of up to 3,000 words due midnight Wednesdays 26 July, 23 August, 27 September, 25 October

Webinars: Mondays 19 June, 17 July, 21 August, 18 September, 16 October, 20 November 6-7.30pm

You will learn   

  • How to develop tools to help you generate new story ideas
  • A greater understanding of different points of view and narrative distance in creative writing
  • How to improve ‘general’ writing skills
  • About tools to create believable and engaging characters
  • Different plotting techniques and how to use them in your writing

About Phillipa (PD) Martin

Phillipa (PD) Martin is the author of five crime fiction novels published in 13 countries. Her Sophie Anderson series — ‘Body Count’, ‘The Murderers’ Club’, ‘Fan Mail’, ‘The Killing Hands’ and ‘Kiss of Death’ — met with international acclaim. In 2011 she moved into ebooks, releasing ‘Coming Home’, ‘Hell’s Fury’ and two novels for younger readers. She’s currently working on a drama with a mystery twist and studying for her PhD in Creative Writing.

Online courses

Recommended requirements for webinar access

On a PC
· Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla Firefox 34, Google Chrome 39 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
· Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 or later
· Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
· Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB or more of RAM

On a Mac
· Safari 6, Firefox 34, Google Chrome 39 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
· Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
· Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
· Intel processor (2GB of RAM or better)

On an iPad, iPhone, Android or Windows mobile device
· Free GoToWebinar app from the App Store, Google Play or Windows Store
· Strong WiFi connection

Read more about our other online courses, clinics and webinars:

Online: How to Write… A Funding Application, 27 June

Online: Poetry Clinic, 12 July

Online: Advanced Short Story Clinic, 12 July

Online: Intermediate Short Story Clinic, 26 July

Online: Beginners Short Story Clinic, 30 August

Online: Q&A Day, 5 September

Online: Time Management for Writers, 15 November

Cancellation Policy




Registration for this event ended on 19 June 2017 - 4:00
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