Editing Fiction

Looking at your work in depth

Monday December 9th - Saturday December 14th 2019

Lumb Bank

Have you finished the first draft of a novel or short story? Now the real work begins. This course will look at how you edit your own writing and the process of working with an editor or publisher. Led by an author and an editor ready to share their perspectives from both sides of the business, this week will help you fine-tune your prose, make the most of feedback, balance creative and commercial concerns and demystify the editing process. Come prepared to look at your work anew and we’ll help you maximise its chances of publication. Bring a polished 2,000-word extract (preferably the beginning) and a 300-word synopsis.

Single room price: £795

 

COURSE TUTORS

Lumb Bank house

Lumb Bank

The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, Lumb Bank is an 18th-century millowners house in West Yorkshire, which once belonged to Ted Hughes. It’s set in 20 acres of steep woodland with breathtaking views to the valley below.

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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