Thursday, 18 July 2019

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How To Get Published - Belfast

Why You Shouldn't Fear Your Editor


Ever heard the theory that there are an infinite number of universes out there, and infinite versions of each of us? Well, it’s handy to think about books that way too. There are an infinite number of ways a story can be told, and how it ends up depends entirely on the people working on it.”

Author Kate Dylan discusses the editing process, and why edits should always be a conversation.

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An Interview with Mary Watson


Writing is not easy, and sticking at it is even harder. Listen to what works for others, evaluate, and then choose your own path.”

We spoke with author Mary Watson, about her new novel The Wickerlight, and her approach to the writing process.

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Publishing on 25th July 2019, you can pre-order your 2020 edition of the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook and the Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook now! Both editions are new and fully up-to-date with all the information you need to help you on the path to publication.

Pre-order here


 
 





How To Writer Crime & Thriller

Writing Non-Fiction


From Wednesday 4th September for 5 weeks

Join Lara Feigel, an award-winning writer of memoir, history and group biography, to explore essential elements of writing non-fiction: how to take an initial idea and develop it into a story that others will want to read; how to craft scenes and characters in non-fiction using the techniques of the novel; and how to develop a voice both as a memoirist and a storyteller.

All attendees will gain an understanding of how the non-fiction book market works and learn how to make their book proposal stand out. The course has been designed to benefit authors at all stages of their writing journey, so whether you have an initial idea and want to know where to start, or have a full draft and need help with revising and making it the best it can possibly be, this is the course for you.


Course outline and booking


How To Write Short Stories

Your Children's Book


From Wednesday 4th September for 5 weeks
 
Join award-winning writer for young people and Sunday Times best-selling writer of adult fiction Caroline Green for five stimulating weeks of practical workshops and expert advice, with sessions combining practical exercises, discussion and feedback.

Students will explore essential aspects of writing for a wide range of ages, including: how to take an initial idea and develop it into a story that others will want to read; how to craft memorable characters; and how to write vivid settings.

The guest author speaker on the course will be Matt Killeen, author of the highly-acclaimed Orphan Monster Spy.


How To Write Short Stories

Your Novel


From Wednesday 4th September for 10 weeks
 
Critically acclaimed author William Ryan leads a 10-week course on how you can transform your novel idea or work-in-progress into a fully-fledged manuscript. Each session offers practical advice on essential elements of the writing process and the opportunity to workshop sections of your novel. Regular guest speaker slots with authors, literary agents and commissioning editors feature throughout.

Please note that opportunities to partake in this course via Skype are available, so do get in touch with us on the above email if you’re interested in finding out more.


Course fees are payable in full online, but do contact us to discuss an instalment payment plan by calling 0207 631 5985 or by sending an email to writersandartists@bloomsbury.com

Course outline and booking


 
 


Companion Guides





Writing Children's Fiction
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Writing Historical Fiction
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Novel Writing Companion Guide
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Writing Short Stories
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How To Get Published - Belfast

How To Get Published - Belfast


Our How to Get Published event in Belfast is fast approaching!

This full-day conference, held on Saturday 8th June, includes talks on various aspects of the writing journey from best-selling authors, a networking lunch, and an interactive panel discussion with publishing industry experts.


Speakers include Paul McVeigh, Garrett Carr and Geraldine Quigley, and remaining tickets are in short supply.

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Taking Stock After Shortlisting Success


The more recognition the story is given, the more I doubt myself. Will my career as a writer be achieved, to use Kit DeWaal’s phrase, by ‘dipping my pen in someone else’s blood’?

After signing with an agent and being shortlisted for a fiction award in a matter of weeks, Nicola Garrard takes some time out to reflect on the ethics of writing fiction.

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HTHAA - Children's Fiction

First Crime Monday


If you’re a crime fiction fan and/or writer, the First Monday gang have organised another free event to whet your appetite.

Taking place on June 3rd, authors Tim Weaver, Peter Hanington, Angela Clarke and Doug Johnstone will be discussing their new novels, followed by Summer Blind Book Date, where authors Howard Linskey, Tom Wood, Elodie Harper, Steph Broadribb and Amer Anwar will battle for their book to be the best holiday read.

Reserve your free place here.
 



 
 





How To Writer Crime & Thriller

Writing Non-Fiction


From Wednesday 4th September for 5 weeks

Join Lara Feigel, an award-winning writer of memoir, history and group biography, to explore essential elements of writing non-fiction: how to take an initial idea and develop it into a story that others will want to read; how to craft scenes and characters in non-fiction using the techniques of the novel; and how to develop a voice both as a memoirist and a storyteller.

All attendees will gain an understanding of how the non-fiction book market works and learn how to make their book proposal stand out. The course has been designed to benefit authors at all stages of their writing journey, so whether you have an initial idea and want to know where to start, or have a full draft and need help with revising and making it the best it can possibly be, this is the course for you.


Course outline and booking


How To Write Short Stories

Your Children's Book


From Wednesday 4th September for 5 weeks
 
Join award-winning writer for young people and Sunday Times best-selling writer of adult fiction Caroline Green for five stimulating weeks of practical workshops and expert advice, with sessions combining practical exercises, discussion and feedback.

Students will explore essential aspects of writing for a wide range of ages, including: how to take an initial idea and develop it into a story that others will want to read; how to craft memorable characters; and how to write vivid settings.

The guest author speaker on the course will be Matt Killeen, author of the highly-acclaimed Orphan Monster Spy.



How To Write Short Stories

Your Novel


From Wednesday 4th September for 5 weeks
 
Critically acclaimed author William Ryan leads a 10-week course on how you can transform your novel idea or work-in-progress into a fully-fledged manuscript. Each session offers practical advice on essential elements of the writing process and the opportunity to workshop sections of your novel. Regular guest speaker slots with authors, literary agents and commissioning editors feature throughout.

Please note that opportunities to partake in this course via Skype are available, so do get in touch with us on the above email if you’re interested in finding out more.


Course outline and booking


HTHAA - June

How To Hook An Agent

Saturday 22nd June

Our popular How to Hook an Agent half-day events give you the opportunity to learn all you need to know about submitting your manuscript from those that know best: the literary agent themselves!

Following morning seminar sessions with a group of no more than 14 other writers, you'll enjoy a networking lunch followed by the opportunity to speak to one of the agents in attendance about your manuscript in a one-to-one session.
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HTHAA - Children's Fiction

How To Hook An Agent: Children's Fiction

Saturday 26th October

Our final How to Hook an Agent half-day event of 2019 is dedicated to writers of children's fiction.

Following morning seminar sessions with a four leading literary agents, you'll enjoy a networking lunch followed by the opportunity to speak to one of the agents about your manuscript in a one-to-one session.

Book now


 
 


Companion Guides





Writing Children's Fiction
Writing Historical Fiction


Novel Writing Companion Guide
Writing Short Stories


 



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