After my Advanced Novel Writing course was such a success in November, I’ve booked a couple more dates. Here are some more details:
ADVANCED NOVEL WRITING
Saturday 26 May 2012, 10 am to 6 pm and
Saturday 13 October 2012, 10 am to 6 pm
at RISC, London Road, Reading, Berkshire UK.
(Please note: each course is entirely separate and self-contained; this isn’t a series of courses, though of course you are welcome to come to both!)
This course will help you revise and polish your novel and get you ready to submit it to an agent or editor. It covers advanced conflict, pacing and story structure, writing your synopsis and putting together your submission package. Activities are a mix of discussion, workshopping, critique, and hard serious work (fuelled by cake).
The price includes my written critique of either the first page of your novel, the one-page synopsis of your novel, or your submission cover letter.
If you’ve finished or nearly finished at least one novel and are ready to take your work to the next level, this is the course for you.
Because groups are small, I am generally able to tailor the contents to the participants’ needs. Here are some comments from writers who have taken my courses:
I found the content excellent and your methods have encouraged me to keep going.
You are a truly inspirational teacher!
A brilliant and informative day.
You’re very good at encouraging students to find their own conclusions rather than just telling them the answer. I had a couple of big revelations about my WIP during the day that came out of exercises or conversations you had set up, but felt as if I’d completely worked it out for myself.
The price for the day is £80 per person, which includes tea or coffee and a sandwich lunch. There’s a £5 discount (so you pay only £75) if you bring homemade cake to share!
Groups are strictly limited to 11 participants, because the room only holds 12 people, and this time I haven’t forgotten to count myself.
If you’re interested in booking a place on this course on either of the dates, or if you have questions, please let me know by sending me an email, using the “contact” link on the top right of this page.
I’m also giving a few talks in the next few months—you can find these on my Events page, but I’ll try to flag them up here too as they come up.