Editing Non-Fiction

Developing a critical eye

Monday September 9th - Saturday September 14th 2019

Totleigh Barton

Have you finished a first draft? Do you feel that your work needs shaping but you aren’t quite sure how to go about it? Editing can sometimes seem like a mysterious process – even if you know that your work needs to be improved, it isn’t easy to know what to cut, what to hone and what should be left as it is. Join us for an invigorating, inspiring and instructional week where you will learn to develop a critical eye and gain confidence in improving your work – and an appreciation for the joyful art of editing.

Single room price: £795

 

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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