Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Review - Now Novel - Novel Writing Course

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

There's probably an aspiring writer born every minute; from a kindergartener first learning how to read, to a middle-age book lover who wants to write their own romance novel; anybody can become a writer.

Though you might have read thousands of books over the course of your life, jumping from being a reader to an author may not be as easy as you imagined it to be. Many first-time writers fall into the dreaded "telling instead of showing" writing routine, which may in fact threaten your motivation to finish your novel.

Recently, I received the chance to review the Now Novel novel writing course at http://www.nownovel.com/. I have always been interested in taking a writing course, so this was a great opportunity for me to try one out.

Now Novel was created by Bridget McNulty, who happens to be a published author, journalist and blogger. After publishing her first novel, Strange Nervous Laughter, her readers kept asking, "How do you write a novel?" Her answer to their question is Now Novel.

The course is interactive by helping the writer create the prefect opening scene with the "Mood Creator", which the author picks out their novel's setting along with a few random internet pictures that matches your setting. The program has other steps to help you with your novel, such as "Central Idea," Story Tester," "Theme," "Story Type," "Plot" and "Character." Now Novel workshop members can have their writings critiqued by others. You can also communicate with other writers through the website's forum.

Writing a short story or novel can be a stressful task and using Now Novel is a great way to communicate with other writers and get a mentor to help you tell your story. Anybody can try the course for free, but if you want to unlock the other sections, you need to pay a monthly subscription fee.

I haven't had much time to write anything non-blog related, so I only had a limited amount of time to spend on the Now Novel website, but the time I have been on there has been fun. The workshop is very easy to use, with a few videos by Bridget McNulty to introduce every section. The program is an interesting way for someone to figure out exactly what they want their novel to be about and how to succeed in writing the novel. Overall, I have enjoyed Now Novel and I recommend it other writers.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

1 comment:

  1. I agree. That's the same impression they have made on me.


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