Fiction: Work-in-Progress

Making your way through the labyrinth

Monday October 29th - Saturday November 3rd 2018

Totleigh Barton

Most writing is re-writing. Getting momentum behind a first draft is important, but so is learning how to revise your own work. How can you find your way out of a slump? What if the events and characters on the page so far aren’t quite inspiring you? This week is for those who have already made a start on a short or long work of fiction. We’ll spend time discussing beginnings and endings, styles of narration, ways to improve your dialogue, and we’ll provide one-on-one feedback to help you find the strongest version of your story.

Single room price: £770 
Shared room price: £720

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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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