Are you writing a novel and finding it’s turning into a lonely marathon? Do you have an idea, but don’t know where to start? If so, this workshop is just what you need.
Using writing exercises and the discussion of short passages from favourite novels, we will look at voice and point of view, how to create believable, interesting characters, and story and plot. We will explore possibilities for creating a writing habit and finding our paths as writers on the long journey we take when writing a novel.
The latter part of the course will be used to workshop participants’ work in progress, sharing each other’s writing, and giving and receiving feedback. We will also discuss what to do once you have a manuscript you want to send out into the world. How do you go about trying to find a publisher for your novel? And how do you decide whether your work is ready?
Above all, the course provides guidance, food for thought and a supportive environment in which to meet other writers and share your fascination with storytelling.
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KATE BROWN is a writer and film-maker. She is the recipient of a 2020 Grant for Non-German Literature, awarded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Her first novel ‘The Women of Versailles’, set during the reign of Louis XV, was published by Seren Books in 2017. Her short stories have been published widely and been placed or short-listed in awards such as the Bristol Short Story Prize, Fish Publishing Short Story Award, Asham Award. Kate is a graduate of the UK’s National Film and Television School, her films have been shown at festivals and on television worldwide.