Arvon Friends gain access to our full library of writing tips and exercises, and priority booking on Arvon courses. The money raised goes directly to our charitable work to enable disadvantaged young people and low income writers to attend Arvon courses.
BECOME AN ARVON FRIEND
FROM £4 PER MONTH
• Gain online access to exclusive Arvon Tutors writing tips and exercises
• Get a week of Priority Booking access on Arvon Courses in advance of public release
• Receive fortnightly emails with the latest writing resources from Arvon Tutors
• Know that your Friends payment helps bring young people to Arvon
You can join now by setting up a direct debit, or a one-off card payment.
Alternatively call 0204 529 4970 in office hours to join over the phone.
TIPS AND EXERCISES
Establishing a Ritual
To me a writing ritual is about making a regular commitment to recording your thoughts and ideas. That might be as…
If you want to write a story all you really have to do is sit down and write it. It’s frustratingly…
Get it Wrong to Get it Right
“The first draft of anything is shit,” announced Ernest Hemingway once, while crime colossus Val McDermid was…
"I have received so much from Arvon - support, vision, friendship, access to great writers - that I wanted to give something back by becoming an Arvon friend."
— Pennie Roberts
"I've got a huge amount out of the Arvon Friends writing tips sent to me this year - it's been helpful to get new ideas and perspectives from established authors who know what works. I look forward to the emails in my inbox!"
— Mary Fairman
"I love these tips - they're so helpful and make me think about different options for how I approach my own work - and that when words don't flow, and ideas seem to dry up, there are great strategies for moving the work forward."
— Catherine Smith