Course Description

Topic: WRITING FICTION and NOVELS

Level: Beginner

Duration: 1 hour approx 

Delivery: PDF. Text based

RPWA Certificated: Yes

Your Personal Instructor

Rob Parnell

Rob Parnell has been teaching online since 2002, specifically helping writers earn money from their passion. He is the proud founder of The Writing Academy, an online school dedicated to student success and authorial excellence.Rob has published over thirty number-one best-selling books on genre fiction authorship, freelance writing, motivation, productivity; getting rich, staying thin and healthy. When it comes to making a living from writing, composing music, and creating film projects, Rob is a man who knows what he's talking about! You'll enjoy his down-to-earth style and the feeling Rob somehow knows you like a friend! Rob has been writing since he was five years old. He writes every day without fail - it's a compulsion. His preferred genre is the thriller - sometimes with a supernatural edge - in which he writes short stories, novels, screenplays, and adult thrillers - including his Purge detective novels and the popular Sherlock Holmes: Zombie Slayer series. Also a musician and composer, an accomplished singer, media producer and budding movie maker, Rob is ecstatically happy to be married to Robyn Opie Parnell, his savior, and the popular best-selling children's author.They live miles from anywhere in their beautiful country farmhouse, its eleven acres tucked within inches of the stunning Flinders Ranges, with their beloved pets, Wally the dog and the cats: Jessie, and Iggy (because he's The Wild One.)

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Easy Writing and Your Free Gift

    • Read Me First

    • Lesson One - People Are The Key

    • Lesson Two - All Plot is Character Driven

    • Lesson Three - Tornado Plotting

    • Lesson Four - Use All Your Senses

    • Lesson Five - Fast Writing

    • Tornado Plotting - Graphic representation

    • Course Discussion Forum

  • 2

    Bonus Freebies

    • Teach Yourself to Write

    • The Easy Way to Write a Novel That Sells - Book Version Text

Reviews

5 star rating

A short but very helpful course.

Eileen Faulkner

Very useful! I've dipped into writing several times over quite a lot of years. Have had a few articles and stories published, too. But life has made it diffi...

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Very useful! I've dipped into writing several times over quite a lot of years. Have had a few articles and stories published, too. But life has made it difficult to continue on every occasion. But, at 77 years old and still determined to write and be published, I'm back to re-reading all I can to help me achieve my dream of having at least one book reach publication.

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Danielle Fullen

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Short and Simple

Shelley Williams

I actually thought about enrolling writing courses, which would have been an expense. I'm not terribly confident about my writing. I'm pleased that this co...

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I actually thought about enrolling writing courses, which would have been an expense. I'm not terribly confident about my writing. I'm pleased that this course was short, simple, and sweet. I may still enroll in classes but the difference now is I'm more confident in my writing.

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Mini Fiction Writing Course

Pamela Scott

Engaging course, direct to the point of writing and the whole purpose of writing. Great read for inspiration in revamping old manuscripts or starting a fres...

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Engaging course, direct to the point of writing and the whole purpose of writing. Great read for inspiration in revamping old manuscripts or starting a fresh new one! Thank you.

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Short & Sweet

Jake Coetzee

As usual, always something to learn. Great info and some spectacular freebies. A big fan of Rob's courses!

As usual, always something to learn. Great info and some spectacular freebies. A big fan of Rob's courses!

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5 star rating

The title was appropriate.

Olivia Snead

I liked the way the text was written, with knowledge of the writing world and professionalism. I did wish there was some challenge, but the writer does admit...

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I liked the way the text was written, with knowledge of the writing world and professionalism. I did wish there was some challenge, but the writer does admit that in order to write, one must write. I liked the advise to have a positive ending in any story. The reason is that this is what society wants, even if it's a fantasy, that good conquers evil, that the innocent has justice, that the good survived.

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Mini Fiction Course

norma sales

Excellent course can't wait to start trying to write my story.

Excellent course can't wait to start trying to write my story.

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5 star rating

Very good title

Amanda Geeves

Lots of great information, really got me writing well in fact I surprised myself and am So happy I found this course

Lots of great information, really got me writing well in fact I surprised myself and am So happy I found this course

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5 star rating

Great course

Naas Ferreira

This course is worth every moment and prepared me for more. Thank you so much.

This course is worth every moment and prepared me for more. Thank you so much.

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Surprised by what I learned

Kathi Shepherd

Very enlightening, easy to read, I printed the lessons so I could reread them. Thanks, Rob for all the great advice.

Very enlightening, easy to read, I printed the lessons so I could reread them. Thanks, Rob for all the great advice.

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5 star rating

MY first course with Rob's Academy The Mini Fiction Writi...

Sigurjon Helgi Kristjansson

I have written articles etc. for a long time, and wanted to try my hand at writing fiction, and decided first to do it on my own, but soon saw, I was missing...

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I have written articles etc. for a long time, and wanted to try my hand at writing fiction, and decided first to do it on my own, but soon saw, I was missing something. I learned a long time ago, that if you take a course, and learn even just one thing from it, or learn to do things differently or even learn to step back and review. The course is worth it. So I decided to try this free course, and WOW, was it worth it. I have since bought other courses, and am working my way through The Crime Fiction Course (am 44% completed). Like this one, it is totally worth it. I can honestly say, that Rob is worth every penny, and what is more, he always takes time to get back to his students. That's worth more than words can say. Now I just keep on writing, and publishing online. Sigurjon Helgi Kristjansson (Sigurjón Helgi Kristjánsson)

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Five Stars

Magdalene Fahl

5 star rating

good

Dixie Pieslak

helpful

helpful

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5 star rating

Gives me hope

Suresh Patel

Gives me hope that I can write

Gives me hope that I can write

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5 star rating

Mini Fiction Writing Course

Angela Chason

Excellent for a newbie as myself. Gave me the confidence to get on track and put my stories on paper.

Excellent for a newbie as myself. Gave me the confidence to get on track and put my stories on paper.

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