Fiction: Work-in-Progress

Building fiction brick by brick

Monday September 23rd - Saturday September 28th 2019

Totleigh Barton

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the different components that go into a piece of fiction – plot, character, setting, dialogue. Each one has to work for the story or novel to be successful. During the week we’ll take your work-in-progress back to basics, breaking down several of these components into distinct ‘building blocks’ and helping you to explore them, refining and clarifying your text along the way.

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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