Fiction

Haunting your text

Monday October 28th - Saturday November 2nd 2019

Totleigh Barton

This course is designed to help those interested in writing the uncanny to unlock their fictional ghosts. Ghosts make their way into all genres of fiction, and good writing is always haunted in some way. We will explore the many forms ghosts take in literature, how to create one, write fear, build suspense and haunt your reader. We will encourage those at the beginning of the creative process to develop their ideas and help writers with works in progress fine-tune and illuminate their plots, characters and settings.

Single room price: £795

 

This course is available half-price for Arvon 18-25 members and benefits-related concessions.

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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