You were truly generous with your information and so real with your advice. From your first sentence you conveyed a genuine interest in setting us on the right path for commercial fiction. Your tips were absolutely invaluable and your advice so from the heart and obviously hard worked for.
Let’s Get Writing is an online option of ten modules for new writers wishing to get a practical guide into the world of commercial fiction. It is especially useful for nervous newcomers on how to get started on their novel and a great introduction to perhaps attending one of the physical masterclasses. The fee for Let’s Get Writing is credited if you extend your journey further by undertaking the Commercial Fiction Masterclass or the Mini Masterclass.
10 modules of 15 minutes each, with access to the materials for 10 days – plenty of time and key information to get you started on your writing journey.
A message from Fiona
If you’ve arrived here, then you’re curious about pursuing that novel you’ve been thinking about writing. Even with the easing of Covid restrictions, it’s likely a lot of us will continue to work remotely or from home more often. And that potentially means we may have more ‘selfish space’ in our lives to pursue our passions.
Some of you may already know that I host what is arguably the country’s foremost commercial fiction writing masterclass. We have produced a host of writers who are now successfully producing novels for the major publishers, in Australia and around the globe.
However, it is important to stress that this course is not my Masterclass.
Let’s Get Writing is a brief, online version that borrows the ‘main beats’ of the Commercial Fiction Masterclass and the Mini Masterclass, at a fraction of the cost.
The signature masterclass is five days of intensive work and learning, of one-on-one discussions/critiques, with visiting top commercial fiction publishers keen to take a measure of the writing talent within the group. The Mini Masterclass is a physical course as well, more informal than the signature event but no less intensive.
However, with the highly affordable option of Let’s Get Writing, you will enjoy the benefit of my knowledge from more than two decades of being a full-time working novelist with a successful track record worldwide, and with major publishers. My aim is to motivate you by leaping you across the landscape of writing commercial fiction from how to set up for success to how to populate your story with engaging characters that people want to read about and spend time with.
There is no homework, there are no exercises, there are no complex screens to focus on, or notes to be taken. Just you and me for 15 minutes at a time.
Got questions? Visit the FAQ page.
Motivation, inspiration, confidence…
that’s what Let’s Get Writing aims to help you with.
Online Masterclass Details
Module 1 – What is commercial fiction and how do you fit into it?
Module 2 – Setting up for success and getting disciplined.
Module 3 – How much do you need to know about your story?
Module 4 – Where should your story begin?
Module 5 – The vital partnership you have with the reader and the importance of plot.
Module 6 – Character is plot…finding those characters and keeping them in motion.
Module 7 – Character development…names, description, body language, dialogue.
Module 8 – Building the world of your story.
Module 9 – Don’t narrate your story…let your reader experience it.
Module 10 – Finishing up and writing a synopsis for your manuscript.
- Modules access is NOT unlimited. Upon purchase, users have access to the modules for ten days.
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Loved the conversational style! I have truly enjoyed it (both times through) and found much to ponder. I have started writing so will see how I go. Don’t know if it will be possible, but am really thinking seriously about the Master Class either 2021 or 2022.
You were truly generous with your information and so real with your advice. From your first sentence you conveyed a genuine interest in setting us on the right path for commercial fiction. Your tips were absolutely invaluable and your advice so from the heart and obviously hard worked for. Thank you, you have inspired and encouraged me and I now have a good start to my novel. The wisdom you gave is very transferrable to other parts of life. Thank you once again for your professional series.
Really enjoyed the course, felt like you were in the room with me, chatting… great delivery, warm and heartfelt. So many light bulb moments for me.
Finally, I understand what you mean by commit & set up your world to succeed… simple really – writing sessions and get the story down in manageable bits – I just never quite got it before. Have made my plan and so far so good. Already, I feel less frustrated – freer to write, if that makes sense?
Also, the image of the Bubble resonated so well with me. And Show don’t tell? So much clearer as well – it’s a hard concept to grasp … everything you covered was helpful and just elevated my determination to keep going to the next level.
I feel clarity and a sense of joy in my writing that I have been hunting for, for a very long time.
I have just finished Let’s Get Writing and just want to tell you how much I enjoyed it.
I found the modules clear and enjoyable, and certainly thought provoking. I am so hoping I will make it to the Mini Masterclass). I can’t wait to learn more.