Syllabus: Fiction Writing for Beginners


Books to read for creative writing inspiration:

Bird by Bird The Artist’s Way

Books that help you write well

On Writing Well Elements of Style

Inspiring reads

Ten Rules for Writing Fiction

Genre Writing


MIT Sci-fi Writing Syllabus

How to write a great science fiction novel


Writing Suspense Crime Fiction Tips


Tips for writing your first romance novel

Historical fiction

Writing Historical Fiction

Priming with Prompts

Inspiration to create your own fiction

Prompts are everywhere

Understanding Elements of Fiction

Listen to Brandon Sanderson’s course on the various aspects of writing fiction

Writing a novel

Some Resources


Creating Character MasterClass: How to develop fictional characters Character Traits


Plot Arc

Short Story or Novel?

Write your own work