Workshop November 2013
Letter, Synopsis and Opening Chapters
Corsham Court, Wiltshire SN13 0BZ
Saturday 23rd November 2013 10.00am to 1.30pm
There are a couple of places still available for this workshop, but it will run again. If you're interested in the next one, let me know.
You’ve done the hard graft, you’ve finished (or almost finished) your manuscript, and now you want to give it the best possible chance when it lands on an agent’s desk. This 3½ hour session will cover:
Your letter and synopsis represent you and your work. To persuade an agent to read on, these two short documents must show your professionalism, and also that you, the writer, understand and can communicate what makes your novel, or short stories, distinctive. We’ll discuss what makes a good opening, and consider if you have the most effective beginning for your novel, or the best opening story for your collection.
Starting January 2014. Dates to be confirmed
Monthly Workshops for Experienced Writers
Starting January 2014, dates to be confirmed
Please get in touch if you’d like more information.
These three hour workshops are for more experienced writers who have probably completed, or are currently working on a novel or short stories.
In the sessions, we will explore the more subtle and complex aspects of fiction writing, but you’ll also build up a store of ideas and short pieces which could inspire future work.
We will read extracts from published work and discuss how writers achieve, for example, depth and realism in their characters, or how settings, colour, motifs, metaphor, are used in a narrative.
There’ll be writing exercises without pressure! Do not fear; reading aloud is always optional. The exercises might be clearly focused, perhaps arising from an issue we’ve discussed, and there’ll also be spontaneous responses to prose extracts, poems, works of art, photos, objects.
There is no submission of work, preparation of feedback, reading or homework for
this class. It is purely a here-
Free your mind and your writing. The aim is to extend your range as a writer but
also to leave behind the constraints and demands of story-
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