EDITING A NOVEL

Making writing work

Monday June 8th - Saturday June 13th 2020

Totleigh Barton

Are you close to finishing a manuscript? Maybe you’re stuck, or looking at a manuscript that somehow still doesn’t work? This course, led by a novelist and an editor, will guide you through the necessary re-writing, re-thinking and revision from the beginning to the end of your novel. We’ll also help you to understand the process of publication, from submission to a publisher or agent, through to the marketing of your book. We’ll help you sharpen and structure the story you want to tell, and use our experience to provide a sounding board as to how readers might react to it. We say ‘the story you want to tell’, because ultimately it is your creation.

Single room price: £815

 

COURSE TUTORS

Totleigh Barton garden and pond

Totleigh Barton

Totleigh Barton, the first ever Arvon centre, is a 16th-century manor house in one of the most peaceful and idyllic parts of Devon.

THE COURSE AT A GLANCE

Writing course tutor delivering a workshop at Lumb Bank

Monday

Arrive late afternoon, settle in, enjoy dinner and the tutors’ introduction to the week in the evening.

one-to-one tutorial at Lumb Bank

Tuesday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. Tutors read from their work in the evening.

Course participants writing at the workshop table at The Hurst

Wednesday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. In the evening a guest speaker joins the group.

Course participant writing on a sofa in the barn at Lumb Bank

Thursday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. You are free to spend this evening as you wish.

A woman smiling and listening to a writing tutor speak at Lumb Bank

Friday

Tutors lead the final workshops in the morning. In the evening everyone gets together to share and celebrate their work.

Course participants eating at The Hurst

Saturday

The week comes to a close after breakfast. Have a tissue handy to say your farewells to the group.

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