Start Writing Your Novel Course

Mon 09 Sep 2024 - Fri 21 Feb 2025





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Start Writing Your Novel Course


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 four times over the courses 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. You’ll receive a course outline and reading list when you sign up.


MONDAYS, 2pm – 3.30pm 

September 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th | October 7th, 14th, 21st | November 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th | December 2nd, 9th, 16th
| January 13th, 20th, 27th | February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th


THURSDAYS, 5.30pm – 7pm

September 12th, 19th, 26th | October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th | November 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th | December 5th, 12th, 19th | January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th | February 6th 13th, 20th


FRIDAYS, 10.30am – 12pm

September 13th, 20th, 27th | October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th | November 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th | December 6th, 13th, 20th | January 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st | February 7th, 14th, 21st

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

September 15th – £300

October 15th £300

December 15th £300

Please contact if you’d like to arrange this.


Carla Jenkins is represented by Madeleine Milburn and her debut novel, Fifty Minutes is due to be published by Hachette as a key title on May 16th 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.’

‘I really enjoyed this course; it is ideal for anyone who wants to turn their dreams of professional writing into a reality. It enables writers to be able to interact with one another in a small group in a creative and supportive atmosphere. Carla is an excellent teacher who brings with her a wealth of experience and she knows what it takes to get published.’

‘Having the opportunity to discuss my writing with like-minded individuals with Carla’s guidance was priceless. I would highly recommend this course to any aspiring writer.’

Please google ‘Raw Writing’ to read more five-star reviews, or view the website here >>

If you’d like to have a chat about the course first, please get in touch.

07474 116771


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