Course Description

Course Description

For this course you will attend lessons online working on projects at home with group tuition from your tutor. Please do not buy tools and equipment until you know that the course will run.
Join us on-line, through the Zoom app,
You will need to have the Zoom app loaded on your computer or laptop or tablet and be able to access your writing equipment whilst seeing the screen on your device. You will be expected to understand the basics of using Zoom. Please have a practice before hand and make sure you know how to join a meeting, switch between gallery view and speaker view, mute and unmute yourself and raise your hand. (All very simple once you’ve had a quick practice!)

Six things to know so that you can write a novel
Have you ever wanted to write a novel? It’s easy, just start and keep writing and you’ll have a novel - only of course, it’s not quite that easy. Novels are a unique art form, one of the only times we can be inside the head of another human and see the world through their eyes - and to make that convincing can be hard. There are however some simple rules, ideas and tips you can use to start to create your own novel, build your confidence and start getting some words on the page. In this course, we will look at six things you need to consider when writing a novel, exploring these with exercises and discussion to help you make a start on your writer’s journey.
Prosp Description
1) Learn the basic plot structure for any work of fiction and draft out at least one idea.
2) Create at least one character and recognise how it is essential to drive the plot
3) Demonstrate an understanding of what ‘conflict’ means and how it drives a plot.
4) Demonstrate what is meant by ‘show, don’t tell’ and when to tell
Prosp Learn
1) Learn the basic plot structure for any work of fiction and draft out at least one idea.
2) Create at least one character and recognise how it is essential to drive the plot
3) Demonstrate an understanding of what ‘conflict’ means and how it drives a plot.
4) Demonstrate what is meant by ‘show, don’t tell’ and when to tell
Prosp Suitable
Learners will need the following tools and equipment:

You will need to prepare the following tools and equipment before the start of the course:

A note pad and pen, laptop/ computer for writing.
Prosp Anything Else
You may want to buy some books to read Prosp Additional Costs
Your tutor can talk to you about other subject related online workshops available.

Medway Adult Education works with many partners locally such as UCA and the University of Kent; information about their courses can be found in our studios, café and on Moodle. Medway has an exciting and wide-range of events, exhibitions and activities to inspire and help you make further progress - please see the community noticeboards in the Rochester centre and again on Moodle. Your tutor will be able to talk through with you individual progression options.
If you wish to explore your learning, work or career options, you can speak to a fully trained careers advisor on 0800 100 900. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
If you need further advice please telephone 01634 338400.
Prosp After
Multiple sessions-
In order to get the most out of your course you will need to attend as many sessions as possible. We recommend at least 90%. If you do have a holiday booked during term time please let the tutor know in advance so that we can help you catch up on missed sessions and ensure that you still achieve the course outcomes. If you are unavoidably ill or unable to attend please contact 01634 338400 so that we can let your tutor know, and so they can send you any work you may have missed
Prosp Attendance
It should help you gain in confidence in using zoom. Prosp Ictskills
By participating in the live class you accept that you understand that it is your responsibility to judge your motor skills and physical ability.
It is your responsibility to ensure that by participating in classes and activities from Medway Adult Education, you will not exceed your limits while performing such activity, and you will select the appropriate level of task for your skills and abilities.
You understand that this is a creative activity and you will need to be suitably dressed and be mindful of the correct Health & Safety processes. MAE is not responsible for damage to items in your house / home or person.
The creators, owners and distributors of this site and the material available MAE are not responsible for any injuries you may experience as a result of your use of this site and the material contained here on. By remaining on this site and/or accessing and / or using any material, you are accepting that you have read, understood and agreed to follow these basic instructions.
Prosp Health
You will be sent an email link with the unique meeting ID for the class.
You will need this ID to join the ZOOM hosted class.
Await the invite and then join the class

We are so pleased you are joining us – but in order for all of us to have an enjoyable experience it is necessary for you to ensure that your microphone is on MUTE throughout the class, which is easily located in the bottom left hand corner of your screen.

The exception to this is at the beginning and end of the class we will all say hello with microphone on UNMUTE, so that there is a feeling of being together in the class, so we will UNMUTE on arrival and then MUTE during the class - otherwise we run the risk of hearing people’s dogs barking, telephones ringing, sound feedback etc.

If you have a question or wish to share something with the teacher, please UNMUTE and ask.

At the end of the class you will again be invited to UNMUTE – so we can say goodbye.

To join the class

Open the zoom application and select 'join a meeting'. When prompted enter the meeting ID that the tutor has sent you via email.

Please join the meeting 5-10 minutes before the class start time.
The meetings are set-up to start with participants microphones muted.

Note the quality of the picture and sound will be much better from a laptop, tablet or PC– a mobile phone may be very small and the sound quality much less.

To pin the teachers video feed to be the one in view, hover over the picture of the teacher, 3 dots will appear at the top right of the picture, click these, in the drop down menu that appears, choose 'PIN video'.
Prosp Elearn
1.50 hrs per session
6 session(s)