30 Week Fiction/Memoir Course – Online

This course is for those who want to write a novel, short stories, or a memoir / autobiography. 

You are guided through the course ONLINE by your own personal one-on-one tutor, who is an internationally published author. Many graduates of our Thirty Week course have published books, some in London and New York. See ‘Reviews’ above.



The course features the same material as our classroom course, but you are provided one-on-one guidance by an experienced tutor, David Howard, a leading NZ author who has held many writer residencies around the world. 

Your work is discussed and critiqued in an informal but supportive way as you develop your full-length manuscript. Craft and technical issues arise organically from discussion of this work. Students keep a reading and writing journal, which helps chart their development.

The main craft issues of dialogue, character, plot and structure, point of view, description, voice and theme will all be addressed during your Zoom and email sessions.


“What a process. It is probably one of the best things I have ever done, hands-down, in my whole life. And the hardest. I pushed myself in ways that I ever have before. And this is all thanks to your course, and David.” – Nina


“David proved to be an excellent tutor. He was flexible with dates … I appreciated the time he spent … time preparing for each session as he had thoughtful comments and helpful further reading, and I enjoyed his sense of humour …’ – Johanna







At the end of the course, the student will be provided with an analysis, in the form of a publisher’s readers report, on the strengths and weaknesses of her / his manuscript. Successful completion of the course will result in the award of the Higher Certificate in Writing from the Creative Hub.

In the last three years thirty of our graduates have published novels or won prizes in national or international writing awards. See ‘Reviews’ above for details.

Download a summary of the course content and full module set here.


Course Start Date: Anytime ONLINE 


Course Fee: $6,990 incl GST if you have done our Intro to Creative Writing (classroom or online), or a Three Day Fiction School (i.e. 10% discount). 


$480 deposit. Fee can be paid in interest-free monthly payments over two years.


(Course fee is $7,767 incl GST if you haven’t done one of these introductory courses).

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