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

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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