Jackie Buxton


“Always inspirational. ”

H. Goss, 2015, Novel in a Year.



“Everyone felt so comfortable with Jackie which made them keen to give feedback [  ] always positive and I could really see ways of improving.”C. Richardson,

Sept '16, Novel in a Year.



Do you slog through the day job, squeezing in everybody else's demands on your time, when all you really want to do is write your novel? Sometimes, you just need that push, helping hand, or the support of an (enthusiastic) tutor and your (empathetic) class mates to make it happen...


In my NIY courses, in groups of eight (standard) or five (small) we look at the structure and mechanics of a story as it weaves its way from first to last page. We study the tricks and techniques to great story writing and editing, and engage in comprehensive feedback on all your novels as they progress.


In between sessions there's the small matter of the next 7-10,000 words of the novel to be written. It’s eminently possible - honestly - and this course will help you reach what might at first appear to be, an impossible goal.


NIY 19/20 is already full but now taking bookings for the October 2020 start. For further information:





In Brief:

Location: St Roberts Centre, Harrogate

Duration: 5 x four hour sessions (bi-monthly) between October and June

First class: October 2020. Pre-booking required

Cost: £290 paid in three instalments.




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