Editing Fiction

Now to make it sing

Monday May 27th - Saturday June 1st 2019

Totleigh Barton

You have spent months, maybe years, working on a novel or a collection of stories. How do you make that final leap and bring it to a publishable level? This course, led by an editor and a novelist, will look at character, plotting, setting, tightening scenes and sharpening images. It will show you how to step back from your work and allow you to see it afresh. It will also give you solid, professional advice about the next stage: submission to an agent or publisher.

Single room price: £795

Grants are available to help with the course fee

COURSE TUTORS

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

Monday

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

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.

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.

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.

Friday

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

Saturday

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

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