Arvon Friends gain access to our full library of writing tips and exercises, and priority booking each year 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 Priority Booking on Arvon Courses one month before 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 020 7324 2554 in office hours to join over the phone.
PRIORITY BOOKING 2020
As an Arvon Friend you will receive the 2020 course brochure one month early (by post or email) and gain access to priority booking on courses from 1st November. All courses excluding our short season of Winter Warmers are available for priority booking one month ahead of release to the general public.
TIPS AND EXERCISES
Writing Competition Tips
In order to write well, you should see writing as a competitive sport. As with sport, you need to practise. Then…
Interrogate your story
The problem with entering a writing competition is that, once you enter, you can’t do anything to improve your chances of…
Why it matters
Think of a ‘true’ incident in your past. An incident in which something mattered. Maybe it was the moment you realised…
"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