International best-selling author shares his proven methodology and guides you through the process of taking your own writing project from conception to completion.
WANT TO TRANSLATE YOUR LIFE EXPERIENCES INTO A GRIPPING PSYCHOLOGICAL NOVEL?
The multi-million bestselling author shows you how.
Douglas Kennedy reveals his own tried and tested techniques, accompanying you on your way to that all important first draft. He explains how to delve into your own psyche to create stark, recognisable characters and maintain enough momentum to keep the pages flicking by.
14 VIDEO LESSONS
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1 LIVE VIDEO
WITH DOUGLAS KENNEDY
Live video session with the author to answer your questions
Learn from the master
Over the last four decades Douglas Kennedy has made a deep imprint on the literary world. Along the way, he has taken risks, suffered setbacks,and battled his own self-doubt. Nowadays, he is recognised on the international scene as the indisputable master of the psychological novel. But enough about him, this masterclass is all about YOU.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT?
On completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Create the ideal environment to nurture, rather than neglect, your ideas
- Overcome writer’s block using Douglas’ surprisingly mathematical approach
- Juggle with narrative techniques to build up the suspense
- Create rich and original storylines and captivating characters
- Paint a vivid picture of the world that your characters inhabit
- Correctly and professionally approach the world of publishing
” To write a psychological novel, you need to know how to use everyday life as a revealer of the human condition. “
Are you ready to…
- Plunge into the depths of your own psyche while taking a forensic approach to the minds and motivations of others, then translate them into your written work?
- Build a heavily layered plot that will be “unputdownable”?
- Consider your characters from the perspective of their psychological mechanisms and pathologies?
- Overcome the self-doubt that has been holding you back for so long. It ends here.
100% Freedom & 0% Constraint
Keep control of your organization, and progress at your own pace,
by accessing all your videos + exercises with your unlimited access for a whole year.
This masterclass includes:
Unlimited access to all 14 chapters, at your own pace
A training exercise per chapter
Access to the plateform for a year
Access to the community
Online live session with the author to answer your questions
Apply a work method.
By sharing with you his own method, Douglas Kennedy makes you define yours and demystifies the writing process, including the rules to stick to and those which are made to be broken.
Fuel the inspiration.
Take a deep dive into your own psyche so that you may create rich and relatable characters, inhabit their minds and build a world around them.
Build the structure of your work.
Build and frame the narrative from side to side, think of the story behind the story and the voice of the novel, then master the “art of getting started” to hook the reader.
Create layered, relatable characters.
Douglas Kennedy is celebrated for his seemingly efforless creation of complex, layered characters. Here, he shows you how.
The plot thickens.
Now it’s time to kick things up a gear. Learn how to “tell a story” in the noble sense of the word. Influence the narrative, plant the seeds of a problem and build up your momentum and suspense.
Generate a crisis…
Identify the core dilemma of the novel. Every interesting character has some kind of challenge or adversary to deal with. If you haven’t already, now is the time to find yours.
… And exacerbate it.
Show how the characters evolve in reaction to this major crisis, Building up speed and driving the narrative forward towards its resolution.
Lead your hero to the end of their journey.
People rarely know when exactly a novel should end. Douglas Kennedy will clarify how to bring a character’s evolution to its resolution in a way that is unpredictable and leaves the reader thinking long after the final page is turned.
Fight against doubt and procrastination.
This is where you can expect to hear genuine practical advice. Having been in the industry for over four decades, there are very few who could match Douglas Kennedy when it comes to the trials and tribulations of completing a novel Here, he shares with you his concrete tips for completing the work successfully, in-spite of any self doubt, while forming the foundation of your discipline.
For most, this is the hardest bit. But your work won’t get acknowledged if nobody sees it. Now your novel is complete, it’s important to develop the right attitude towards publishers and find the best partner who will put your book in the hands of those who should be reading it.
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Confidence regained in my creative capacity
I now give myself the right to write!
I’ve published my 1st novel thanks to this masterclass!
I finally feel like I am living in harmony with who I truly am
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