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Launching my new courses

In 2014 I’m running three private courses – two intensive master classes (19-23 May and 1-5 September) and a NaNoWriMo course that will run on Sundays in October (preparation) and November (weekly writing sessions). The courses will be at the Abbotsford Convent and include full catering.

Some basic details of the courses are below, but you can find out more on the master class and the NaNoWriMo course and view testimonials from my past students. The courses are designed to cover all genres — no matter what your writing style or genre, these courses will help you take your writing to the next level. My past students are already getting published and I hope you’ll be next!

Master classes

  • Monday-Friday, 9.30am-3.30pm
  • Friday, 3.30-4.30pm networking afternoon tea to close course
  • Five days of intensive training for complete creative immersion
  • Exclusive sessions capped at 12 people so you get individual attention
  • Creatively inspiring environment — Melbourne’s Abbotsford Convent
  • Full catering so you can focus on the writing
  • In-depth exercises to help you put theory into practice
  • A range of tools to make your novel the best it can be
  • Intensive work on characterisation and plot development (with application to your novel)
  • Access to internationally published author
  • First 15 pages of your manuscript (12pt, Times New Roman, 1.5 spaced) edited/critiqued by PD Martin

Cost
$1500 (inclusive of GST) for five days of training, morning tea and lunch each day, the networking afternoon tea, and the 15-page review

NaNoWriMo

  • Sundays in October (10am-4pm), Sundays in November (9am-5pm)
  • Two months of weekly sessions for complete creative immersion
  • Sessions capped at 20 people
  • Creatively inspiring environment — the Abbotsford Convent
  • Full catering included on all nine Sundays so you can focus on the writing
  • Four days intensive training with PD Martin
  • Extensive notes
  • In-depth exercises to help you put theory into practice
  • Intensive work on characterisation and plot development (with application to your novel)
  • PD Martin’s NaNoWriMo workbook

Cost
$2,200 for nine days (inclusive of GST)

I’m excited by this new venture and I’m looking forward to meeting many new aspiring authors.