EDITING FICTION

Make your writing sing

Monday July 6th - Saturday July 11th 2020

Lumb Bank

Once you’ve completed the first draft of your novel or short story, the hard but thrilling process of editing begins. Aimed at writers who have completed a draft, this course will take you through the different facets of a great work and help you navigate some of the pitfalls common to new writers. Working with an author known for the precision of his prose, and an experienced editor with in-depth knowledge of the publishing industry, you will deepen your characters, trim dead weight from your plot, and fine-tune your sentences until they sing from the page. Approaching your writing with an open mind and fresh eyes, this course will help you make your fiction as good as it can be, and give you the confidence and drive to do what it takes to write the best possible version of your work. We’ll invite you to send a short, polished extract and a synopsis before the course begins.

Single room price: £815

 

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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