THE NOVEL 2 – How Not to Give Up

  • Course Tutor: Kate Brown
  • When: Monday evenings 19:00-21:00
  • Start date: 28 Oct 2019
  • Where: Charlottenburg/Wilmersdorf (address upon enrolment)
  • Number of Sessions: 7
  • Maximum Participants: 11
  • Cost: €150 plus VAT at 19% 


Kate Brown’s THE NOVEL has been such a runaway success with her current students that she’s opening up a *second* course starting this October. HOW NOT TO GIVE UP can either be taken as follow on from THE NOVEL or by writers who are already working on novels where the sticking points are beginning to show.

Are you already some way into writing a novel and wrestling with specific elements like character, voice, point of view, plot and structure and, worse, tying them all up to make a whole? Or are you just finding it incredibly hard to keep going? This course can either be taken as a follow on from Kate Brown’s course ‘The Novel’ or by writers who are already working on novels where the sticking points are beginning to show. The course will be a mix of close reading and workshopping and will focus on keeping at it and learning to take an editorial look at your own work. We’ll be creating a supportive group who help each other to keep at it.

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KATE BROWN is a writer and film-maker. Her first novel The Women of Versailles, set during the reign of Louis XV, was published by Seren Books in 2017. Her story ‘Making Fists’ won third prize in the Bristol Short Story Prize 2016. Other short fiction has been published widely and short-listed for the Fish Short Story Prize and the Asham Award among others. Kate has good eye for a story: she was fiction editor at UK literary magazine The View From Here. Stories she selected for publication there went on the be published in Salt’s 2013 and 2014 Best British Short Stories anthologies. Kate is a graduate of the UK’s National Film and Television School, her films have been shown at festivals and on television worldwide.