Write a Novel in a Year

Have you always wanted to write a novel? Have you been writing short-form pieces for a while now and want to try a long-form project? Have you recently started a novel but then got stuck and couldn’t move forward?

It’s time.

Whether you haven’t even tried to write a novel yet or this is your third attempt (which is super normal, by the way) this course is for you.

This is the year to get your novel done.

“Josephine Moon just gets better and better… and she was already great.” (Better Reading)

Learn from someone with experience. I’ve now published 10 bestselling books, with collective sales approaching a quarter of a million copies. As well, I’ve worked as a teacher and an editor. It’s time for me to share with you everything I’ve learned so far about writing a novel.

Join me for 6 live workshops throughout 2023 for the one low introductory price of just $480 (that’s just $80 per session).

(minimum and maximum participant numbers apply)

My coursework covers:

Word counts
Narrative voice, narrators, point of view, ‘head hopping’
World building
Editing your own work
Ensemble casts
What makes a best seller
The publishing industry
Giving and receiving feedback, writing buddies and writing groups
How to manage fear, procrastination and rejection sensitivity
Query letters
And other random topics that arise along the way!

You will also:

  • receive lifetime membership* to my private coaching/mentoring/assessment email list, with exclusive content just for this group.
  • receive lifetime invitation* to a quarterly Zoom call for all my students, where you can ask me anything, and also (if you want to) connect with other writers who might be writing similar stories to you. (Writing buddies are the best! You might find one in this group.)
  • All sessions will be recorded so if you cannot make one, you will be able to access the recording.

* “lifetime membership” and “lifetime invitation” means for the duration of the time that I am offering these services… which is hopefully many years yet.

Your novel can be any genre. The building blocks of writing a novel are pretty much the same regardless of whether you are writing crime, romance, uplit, fantasy, adult, children’s, YA, contemporary, mystery, steampunk, sci fi or anything else. All genres and diversities are welcome in this class. (NDIS clients may be able to use their funding for this course. Email me for more info.)

Save The Dates for Let’s Write a Novel Workshops

All 2023 workshops will run via Zoom on Sundays mornings from 8.30am to 12.30pm

26 February
2 April
21 May
2 July
13 August
24 September
5 November

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do I already have to have started my story?

A. Absolutely not, though it’s fine if you have.

Q. I have several ideas. How do I know which one to write?

A. We’re going to help you decided that in the first workshop.

Q. How much time will I need to do this course?

A. We meet live online six times a year for a half day workshop (4 hours each workshop). But all workshops will be recorded, so if you miss one, you’ll be able to catch up. I will give you ‘enrichment activities’ to do (I won’t call it homework because that term is highly triggering for many people) but everything is voluntary. You are in charge of how much you want to do.

Q. What if I don’t finish the novel by the end of the year?

A. The point of this course is to set you up with the knowledge for how to write novels, beyond our time together. Some people will finish their book, some won’t. It’s all good. Your pace is your pace. There’s no right or wrong. No one is going to be assessing your work or disapprove of you if you need a little more time to finish. You cannot fail!

Q. Will there be group work?

A. At times, it is helpful to break into smaller groups to brainstorm and discuss different ideas. We can do this online in breakout groups. I will provide a structure for you to follow to support the process. 

Q. Will you look at what I’m writing?

A. There will be a couple of opportunities for you to send me samples of your work. I will give you more info on this as we go.

Q. Will there be homework?

A. Everyone works at a different pace. I will be offering you extension activities. I won’t be calling it homework because that term is so triggering for so many people 🙂 Everything you do is voluntary. You can do whatever feels best for you.

Q. Will there be course notes?

A. I can send you the PDFs of the PowerPoint slides and any worksheets we use, plus, I will be recording all the sessions so yo can refer back to them.

Q. Does that mean I will appear in the recording for others to see?

A. No. I will be pausing the recording between work blocks for you to ask questions and speak freely. You will not be recorded.

If you have other questions, please feel free to email them to me. 

I’m looking forward to working with you. I will be in touch with you with more information after you’ve reserved your place.

Here’s to a happy writing year!