Kickstart Your Writing #1 – December 1st & 2nd

  • Tutors: Victoria Gosling & Jane Flett
  • Start date: 1 Dec 2018
  • End date: 2 Dec 2018
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Where: TBD
  • Maximum Participants: 16
  • Cost: 95 €

On the weekend of December 1st and 2nd, Jane and Victoria will once again be hosting The Reader’s acclaimed two-day introductory workshop, covering the basics of fiction writing. Suitable for new writers or offering a shot in the arm for those who want to reinvigorate their writing practise, the course will cover establishing a writing routine, with exercises to kickstart the imagination, tuition on characterisation and dialogue (Saturday), followed by a class on plot and structure, guidance on editing, and a brief overview of how to begin finding publishers for your work (Sunday). The perfect place to reignite your love of writing, the workshop will provide inspiration and encouragement in equal measure in a supportive, creative environment.

The following weekend, we’re launching a brand new course KICKSTART YOUR WRITING #2. Book both courses together and receive a 10% discount!

To sign up, please email

Victoria Gosling is the founder of The Reader Berlin. Offering manuscript assessments, mentoring, expert feedback and guidance, she has consulted on a wide range of publications currently available in print and online. Alongside directing The Reader’s day-to-day activities, she works as a freelance editor, writer and consultant and is a former contributing editor of Berlin Stories for NPR. In 2012, her novel LETTERS TO G. was selected as one of the winners of the Mslexia Novel Prize.

Jane Flett’s writing has been published in over 70 literary journals and translated into Polish, Croatian and Japanese. Her poetry features in the Best British Poetry anthology and her fiction has been commissioned for BBC Radio 4. Jane is a recipient of the Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award and was voted Berlin’s best English-language writer in 2015 by Indieberlin 

Testimonials from previous KICKSTART YOUR WRITING workshops:

“Whatever stage you are at in your writing, whatever your fear, whatever your block, something will happen over this weekend. Something good that will move you forward (in the way you expected it to- or not).” – Helena


“The course with Jane and Victoria was a great experience. It was also great to meet Victoria in person. She did an amazing manuscript assessment for my novel, on which I am still working. I am now thinking about plot!” – Jacinta


“Inspiring and informative! The workshop is led by a lovely pair of skilled writers with a real knack for teaching. You will leave with a notebook full of tips and ideas, and the seed for a story or two.” – Mariya L.