Starting to Write
Starting to Write a Novel
Lessons on voice, character, plot and setting
Secrets and lies: exploring the imagination
Monday July 8th - Saturday July 13th 2019
The engine of fiction is a combination of carefully constructed lies that unfold like secrets and set off the imagination in both writer and reader. You will explore the many possibilities of fiction, free up your imagination and create structures for your work of fiction. In a supportive and enthusiastic atmosphere you will find your voice and a passion for further writing. This week is suitable for beginners and those who wish to refocus and find new inspiration for their work.
Single room price: £835
Jo Mazelis is a prize-winning novelist, short story writer and poet. Her novel Significance won The Jerwood Prize. Her…
Wyl Menmuir was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for his debut novel, The Many. As well as…
Carys Bray is the author of a short story collection and two novels. Her work has been shortlisted for the Costa…
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.
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.