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Want to Publish a Novel? Find Out How with the Penguin Random House Creative Writing Online Short Course

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Have you always wanted to be an author and publish a novel or a short story? Do you want to bring more flair and passion to your blog or other creative prose? Are you an accomplished editor who wishes to brush up on your skills?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Penguin Random House Creative Writing online short course has your name written all over it.

Hosted by PRH in partnership with Get Smarter, the online creative writing course runs over a period of 10 weeks and can be done in your own time. It starts on Monday, 13 July, and costs R9 900 if you make a once-off payment by 7 July.

Author, journalist and editor Mike Nicol said: “There’s much to be said for writing down your life story. It becomes not only a record of your experiences and memories but also something that future generations will treasure.” To follow in his footsteps, visit the Penguin Random House Creative Writing short course on Get Smarter and download the information pack.

Read an interview with Nicola Hayward who completed the creative writing course and whose first book about life on a stud farm, Fenella, is set to hit the shelves soon:

So, why did you decide to take the creative writing course?

At school I loved creative writing and wanted to rekindle that love. The online aspect tickled my fancy because it meant that I could work when and where I wanted.

What did you enjoy most about the course?

I have to say that for me, our course coach, Ron Irwin, was the highlight of our course. The taught content was informative and relevant, and his feedback of my work was to the point and insightful. Since doing the course, he has continued to provide me with outstanding advice.

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