Q: Is this course for beginners only?
A: No! This course is fun for writers at all stages of their career, from beginners to multi-published authors.
Q: Is this course only for people who write novels?
A: Although the course is designed for novelists, it's useful for anyone writing any characters—in screenplays, scripts or short stories. You could even use the techniques to develop your skills in portraying real people in your non-fiction.
Q: Do I need to have a work-in-progress?
A: Nope. This course helps you create a character from nothing. You can use that character in a new story, or put them in a work-in-progress...or you can just learn from the techniques you've practised.
Q: How long is the course?
A: There are seven steps (like it says in the title), and some of them take longer than others. When I do this course in person, it usually takes 90 minutes. But you can take as long as you like.
Q: Do I have to do the course all at once?
A: You can, or you can do it in smaller chunks—or you can leave it and come back to it later. You'll have access for 90 days. (And if you need access after that—contact Julie and she'll give you a discount to re-enroll.)
Q: What's your refund policy?
A: If you've completed less than 30% of the course and you decide it's not for you, get in touch and you'll receive a full refund. But we hope you'll keep going because the as the course progresses, you'll get deeper and deeper into your character and learn more and more.
Q: What materials do I need for this course?
A: You need something to write with, and a coin. It doesn't matter what coin. Nickels, 50p pieces, Euros, priceless antiquities—any one will do. (Maybe not priceless antiquities.)
Q: Do I need to have read Julie Cohen's novels to do this course?
A: No. But you should, because they're really good!