After years of writing short stories (and that includes my time working as a journalist), I have spent several months working on a longer story. A full-length novel. To help me get through it I first completed the Novel Writing Essentials course, then the six-month Write Your Novel course, both through the Australian Writers’ Centre.
We wrapped up the Write You Novel course this week, and I am still far from finished. But what I have now is a great foundation to work on.
What I’ve learned will also help me going forward with the next project I work on. Writing is like anything. The more you practice, the better you get, but you can always learn more from others.
If you are interested in writing something yourself one day, check out local libraries or your local writing centres, writing groups and other writing organisations such as Romance Writers of Australia, to see if they have courses on offer. It’s also a great way to meet your tribe.