Starting to Write
Starting to Write Fiction
Secrets and lies: exploring the imagination
Lessons on voice, character, plot and setting
Monday October 7th - Saturday October 12th 2019
Writing a novel can be a daunting process. Writing a chapter is a more achievable task. Writing a page is almost manageable. This course is for writers who have started novels but have had trouble finishing – or for those who are at the very beginning. We break down the novel into its parts of story, character, plot and setting, working with participants to refine each component as they start, or re-start, their writing journey.
Single room price: £795
Chibundu Onuzo grew up in Lagos. She is the author of two novels, The Spider King’s Daughter and …
Rob Doyle’s debut novel Here Are the Young Men was chosen as one of the ‘Twenty Greatest Irish Novels…
Mick Kitson is a novelist with previous careers as a newspaper reporter and English teacher. His debut novel, Sal…
Arrive late afternoon, settle in, enjoy dinner and the tutors’ introduction to the week in the evening.
Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. Tutors read from their work in the evening.
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.
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.
Tutors lead the final workshops in the morning. In the evening everyone gets together to share and celebrate their work.
The week comes to a close after breakfast. Have a tissue handy to say your farewells to the group.