Online Writing Weekend: Fiction

Online Writing Weekend: Fiction

Moving forward with confidence
  • Stephen May Arvon Creative Writing Course Tutor
    Stephen May
  • Tiffany Murray
    Tiffany Murray
Date Friday September 30th - Sunday October 2nd 2022, 18:00 BST
Location Online

Writing fiction is hard. We know this. But it shouldn’t be joyless and it’s easier with a supportive gang around you. If you have the urge to write but don’t know where to begin or have made a start but need fresh impetus to push on through to the end of a draft, this weekend is for you. Stephen May and Tiffany Murray will cover the tools a fiction writer needs to engage with: character, setting, plot, voice, structure and how to edit. Using a mix of lively workshops and 1-2-1 tutorials we will help you find ways to shape your ideas. Suitable for both shy beginners and the more experienced this course will give you the space and confidence to experiment, to make new discoveries and to push forward with your writing. Wherever you’re at now, you’ll be further forward by the end of the weekend.

We’ll help you to make ‘Arvon at Home’, turning your own place into a writing cocoon, capturing the transformative power of our acclaimed Arvon residential courses: two brilliant author-tutors at your service, a caring and sharing group, the time and space to devote to your writing, invaluable feedback, new writing pals, and the unique creative progress that happens over a dedicated weekend. 

The Arvon Writing Weekends are for those writers whose lives don’t allow an entire week off. Longer than a Masterclass, shorter than a Writing Week, they are are deep-dives into craft presenting time to write, re-make, and experiment. Over three days, you will explore your words and ideas in a series of interactive workshops, and fine-tune them in focused tutorials with your tutors. Your pages will grow, and so will you as a writer. 

All gatherings, one-to-one or group, will be delivered via our own Arvon Zoom, so you’ll need to have a reliable internet connection. Your Arvon host will be on call to offer support as you need it, including any help you may need with your computer set-up. 

As part of our wider effort to increase participation in the arts, there are a limited number of concessionary places available for this course.

Online: £275

Concessions: £137.50

As part of our effort to increase participation in the arts, half-price concessions are available for this course at checkout.

We are committed to making our Arvon at Home programme accessible to as many people as possible.

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Weekend Timetable

Times are subject to change


6-7.30pm: Short introduction, welcome talk and ice breaker


10-1pm: Three 45-minute workshops (including breaks)

1.30-5.30pm: 25-minute 1-1 tutorial and time to write

6-7pm: Open hour for discussion and questions together with tutors


10-12pm: Two 45-minute workshops (including breaks)

1-4pm: 25-minute 1-1 tutorial and time to write

5-6pm: Closing session focused on next steps and moving forwards



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