Upcoming Workshops

in Somerset

 

IMAGINE@GLASTONBURY

Write a Novel in a Year Course

Book via email to imaginecreativewriting@gmail.com

 

Do you have an idea for a novel or a non-fiction book, but don’t know where to start? Have you started writing a book but lost your momentum?

Let Imagine help you to realise your dream by enrolling on this 5-part course to take you and your book from the very first word through to ‘The End,’ and beyond to editing, blurb writing and how to find a publisher.

The workshop will last from 10.30am – 4.30pm (10.30am – 1pm, 2pm – 4.30pm)

There are a maximum of 8 places available. This course is already half full, so book as soon as possible!

Each of the 5 sessions (one every three months) will cost £60 and includes a critique of three chapters (or 15,000 words) of your novel. You will also receive help checks and encouragement.

On selection, to secure your place in January 2020 (which will also secure you a place for the whole course) – please pay a deposit of £25 via PayPal to alison_knight59@yahoo.co.uk. Please pay via the ‘Send money to friends and family’ option), and let me know that you’ve done this. If you don’t have PayPal, email me at imaginecreativewriting@gmail.com for further details.

Lesson One – 11 January 2020

An introduction to novel writing.

Deciding upon your genre and audience.

Addressing four main elements of fiction writing- who, what, where, and when. Getting the first paragraph on paper.

 

Lesson Two – 25 April 2020

Bring your first three chapters to discuss any problems you may have. 

Problem solving.

How well do you know your characters?

Dialogue – how much is too much/not enough?

Location and timeline checking.

 

Lesson Three – 18 July 2020

Aim to be at the 40,000 word mark- you’re halfway!

Problem solving. Looking at pace and structure.

Planning ‘The End.’

 

Lesson Four – 17 October 2020

Complete draft. Hunting for plot holes.

Tie up loose ends.

How to polish and perfect your work.

 

Lesson Five – 16 January 2021

Self-publish or mainstream publisher? How to submit your book.

Blurb and synopsis writing. Marketing.

And a celebration! You’ve written a book!

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