Writing a Novel

The art of crafting a world

Monday June 3rd - Saturday June 8th 2019

The Hurst

A novel is a world in itself, a place on the page where the reader goes to be amazed, enlightened, excited or moved. But to make this world work, the writer must learn to manage the nuts and bolts of structure, character, story, setting and plot. Does your novel have a voice? Does it hold together? Do the plotlines, the people and the places fit? This week we will address the basics that remain the writer’s hardest challenges: how to begin and how to maintain momentum. Whatever kind of novel you are writing, we will try to help you make it better

Single room price: £835

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

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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