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360-degree boost to your novel

GENRE: Fiction & Tutored Retreat
The Hurst

Developing a novel poses challenges of craft, imagination and stamina. This retreat week offers you that valuable, elusive blend of solitude and writerly companionship, where, with the help of two highly experienced tutors, you will learn to diagnose the strengths and weaknesses of your work. You will put to good use the fundamentals of strong fiction writing: character, voice, narrative structure and setting. In addition, we will address some of the psychological hurdles that get in the way of completing your novel.


Course participants: Please send a brief extract of your project (up to ten pages) plus a short synopsis by Friday 16th June 2017. We would prefer to receive submissions as Word or PDF documents by email to this address, and request that each page is marked with your name and the course number (TH1617). It does cause a lot of extra work if people forget to do this. We will then ensure that the work is sent on to the tutors in plenty of time for them to read it in advance.

Single room price: £760

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