FICTION: WORK-IN-PROGRESS

Reach wider and deeper in your fiction

Monday July 27th - Saturday August 1st 2020

Totleigh Barton

This course will equip you with a versatile set of writing tools to deepen and widen the reach within your fiction. Alternate workshops with Amanda and Richard will guide you on all aspects of the process: the importance of place in an imagined world; the crucial difference between story and plot; creating strong, believable characters; and the daunting questions when it comes to editing. Come with a work-in-progress and you will finish the course with a firmer idea of where to go next.

Single room price: £815

 

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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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