Beyond First Draft - Overview
Overview of Courses
Everyone needs to find their own way in the writing process. For some writers, Unlocking Creativity is all they require to satisfy their creative needs. Others undertake our 6-Week Short Story courses. And for writers who are ready to commit to the longer form, we offer our 10-Month Novel & Script First Draft Course.
On completion of this course, the writer can then decide to do further drafts with us or continue on their own.
Many writers thrive on the structure, support and discipline our courses provide and find they want to work through the whole process with us.
- The 4-Week Unlocking Creativity is our foundation course and is a pre-requisite to all other courses.
- The 10-Month Novel & Script First Draft is our flagship novel and script writing course where you find the story you want to write, follow a step by step process and complete your first draft in ten months.
For those writers who want to complete the journey with us from first draft to publication, we will coach and guide you every step of the way.
The next step after our First Draft course is the 8-Month Novel & Script Second Draft Course. Scroll down to see all our other courses Beyond First Draft. You can do them Live in the Studio or Online.
Beyond the First Draft
8-Month Second Draft - Novel & Script
This Second Draft Course provides a step-by-step process that allows you to work through the re-writing and re-structuring of your first draft systematically so that it works dramatically and logically from beginning to end.
The course is significantly different to the First Draft. You have more control over your story and are able to delve much deeper into your characters and add many more layers.
Most people totally transform their stories, taking them to a whole new level when they get the action, character arc and theme all working together. For most people, you can expect at least a 200 per cent improvement.
For novel writers, the next step after your Second Draft is the Third Draft (Novel) course. Scriptwriters go to straight to Pathway to Production for Scriptwriters. Scroll down for details.
7-Month Third Draft - Novel
This course is where you focus on the writing and learn the art and craft of re-writing and editing. It is where all the hard work from the First and Second Draft courses starts to pay off as you see your writing come alive on the page, an extremely satisfying part of the process.
12-Month Third Draft Extension - Novel
This twelve-month course is where you work with Roland and a professional editor getting your novel to a publishable standard. You can do the course online with a professional editor.
12-Month Third Draft Screenwriting
After completing your Second Draft course, this twelve-month course is for those who wish to get their film script to a level where you can send it out to producers, agents, directors and funding bodies.