Prepare for Publication

Navigating your way from manuscript to book deal

Monday November 11th - Saturday November 16th 2019

Totleigh Barton

Is your fiction project ready to share with the world? We will guide you through every stage of the publication process, from traditional publishing – how it works and how you can work it – to the pros and cons of selfpublishing and crowdfunding. How do you grab an agent’s attention? How do advances and royalties work? What does a PR campaign do for your book, and how should authors engage with social media? We’ll help you learn how to tackle your inner critic, edit your own work effectively, and polish your pitch to perfection. Competition is fierce – but there are ways to give your book the very best chance of success, and we’ll help you find them.

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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