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Start Writing Your Novel Course – Evenings

6 Month Course

Thu 07 Sep 2023





5.30pm - 7pm

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Start Writing Your Novel Course – Evenings

It’s said that everyone has a novel in them…What’s yours?

This six-month course has been designed to increase your writing confidence, help you find your voice, and start writing your novel. You’ll find the beating heart of your story and begin working on your first draft. Through close reading analysis and writing exercises, you’ll learn all about plot, structure, setting, character and voice. There will be opportunities to share your work in progress and receive constructive feedback in a supportive and creative space. I limit the class size to eight people so that everyone gets a good amount of attention.


Part-payment plans can be arranged if you’d like to pay in three instalments.

August 15th – £275

October 15th £275

December 15th £275

Please contact if you’d like to arrange this.

Session Dates

Thursdays: 5.30pm – 7pm

  • September: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
  • October: 5th, 12th, 19th
  • November: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
  • December: 7th, 14th, 21st
  • January: 11th, 18th, 25th
  • February: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd


Carla Jenkins is represented by Madeleine Milburn and her debut novel is due to be published by Hachette as a key title in 2024. Carla has been placed in several national and international writing competitions in the past three years and is currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at Exeter University whilst working on her second novel. She has a Masters in Creative Writing (Distinction) and is a fully qualified teacher with over fifteen years of teaching experience.

Reviews from past attendees of my Beginners Novel Course:

Really got my creative juices flowing and brought discipline into my writing.

Carla created a safe space to share our writing. I felt encouraged to develop my ideas with gentle guidance and thoughtful feedback. Each session was structured around creative writing themes and tools. There was ample time for in-depth discussions. I am inspired to write my novel.

If you’re thinking about signing up for any of my courses but would like to have a chat with me first, please call or email me. If you’d prefer to meet face to face, I’ll be in the Phoenix Cafe on the following dates/times:

  • Friday 28th April 2.30-3.30pm
  • Friday 12th May 2.30-3.30pm
  • Tuesday 30th May 5-6pm


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