SHORT COURSE: Fiction

Vivid characters, suspenseful stories

Friday October 18th - Sunday October 20th 2019

The Hurst

Suspense lies at the heart all good storytelling. This three-day fiction course, tutored by writers of thrillers and crime fiction, is for those who might already have an idea – from notes on the back of an envelope to a firstdraft manuscript – for any kind of genre fiction and are looking for fresh ways to develop their story. Workshops will focus on how the creation of vivid, multidimensional characters can enable more complex plots and open up opportunities for unforced surprise and suspense. It’s time to put your characters to work!

Single room price: £530

Grants are available to help with the course fee

COURSE TUTORS

The Hurst

The Hurst is a place you can write, far away from daily distractions. The house and gardens, surrounded by the forest-covered Shropshire Hills, were the former home of playwright John Osborne.

THE COURSE AT A GLANCE

Friday

Arrive at lunchtime, afternoon workshop, after dinner the tutors read from their own work.

Saturday

Morning workshop, one to one tutorials and time to write in the afternoon, after dinner evening workshop or group session.

Sunday

One to one tutorials and time to write in the morning, lunch and celebratory readings. Departures by 3.30pm.

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