Young Adult Fiction: Work-in-progress

Honing and re-writing your first draft

Monday November 25th - Saturday November 30th 2019

The Hurst

Re-writing is an essential skill for every writer. This course, suitable for anyone who has made a start on a YA novel, will focus on how to improve a work-inprogress, including practical workshops on dialogue and how to make that all-important opening chapter grab the attention of agents and publishers. Participants are invited to submit up to 2,000 words of a workin- progress, to be sent to thehurst@arvon.org by 25 October 2019.

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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