Masterclass: How to Write a Novel | Managing beginnings, middles, and endings | Arvon
Masterclass: How to Write a Novel

Masterclass: How to Write a Novel

Managing beginnings, middles, and endings
  • Fiona Mozley
Date Friday November 29th 2024, 11:00-13:00 GMT
Location Online

In this workshop, you will be guided by award-winning novelist and short-story writer Fiona Mozley in starting, and finishing, a novel of your own. You will learn how to begin: how to take that germ of an idea and put it on the page. You will be given an overview of different kinds of structures, and how to manage ‘middles’. You will think about characters and settings and how they work together to transport the reader. Finally, Fiona will offer you a sense of how to pull the strands of your story together and write an ending. Along the way, you will be presented with examples of classic and contemporary texts, and engaged by writing exercises. So whatever stage you’re at – the starting blocks or the finish line – after just two hours you will come away better equipped with the tools you need to bring your novel to fruition.

The Masterclass will be delivered via Zoom webinar, so you can take the session at your own pace, without the pressure of having your video or camera on. Sessions are also recorded so if you are unable to attend live, you will have access to the recording for a month afterwards.

Online: £40

Concessions: £20

As part of our effort to increase participation in the arts, half-price concessions are available for this course at checkout. There are a limited number of free subsidised places for those who cannot afford the concession price.

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"These zoom opportunities are really helping to open my world and keep me inspired to write."
— Masterclass participant
"Arvon at Home creates a model to participate in inspirational tutoring for writers, at a distance. The feeling of attending to my writing life in an excellent fashion, and still having a half-day for my work and caring responsibilities at home, felt like a good balance."
— Masterclass participant
"It was an absolutely brilliant session and very very useful. And it made me realise how much I’ve missed this kind of workshop because of having children and family that I can’t leave. Now we’re all in the same boat the online stuff is truly transformative."
— Masterclass participant



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