Bookings for the 7th Annual Festival of Writing is open in Mid-April, full details below:
Writing News. And grab a place at one of our London evening events
for the bargain price of £45! Expert tutors. Special industry guests
(to be announced).
29th: The Transformational Arc.
Using one simple writing tool to add meaning and urgency to
character, plot and theme. In this talk C.M.Taylor will be
using a tested, jargon-free writing process to show you how to
identify your theme, then to use that theme to get your plot and
your character development working together to give emotionally
powerful meaning to your story.
27th: Showing and Telling and Storytelling.
Show, don’t tell – or so we’re told. But once upon a time we told
stories, didn’t we? And in practice, any successful piece of
storytelling needs to balance both showing and telling. In this
workshop we’ll look at examples of both narrative modes, and find
ways to blend them into our own writing.
24th: Point-of-view: The Writer’s Invaluable Friend.
Point-of-view may be one of the less frequently discussed
elements of the novelist and short story writer's process, but
there’s no doubt that it’s also one of the most significant. It
might even be the most significant, given that it tends to be the
component of the prose that binds all the other elements (e.g.
plot, voice, character development) together into a
psychologically consistent whole. Relevant to writers in all
genres and to beginners and more experienced writers alike.
29th: Self-Editing Your Novel.
Encapsulating their acclaimed online Self-Edit Your Novel course,
Debi Alper and Emma Darwin will discuss how you can make your
plot more compelling, your characters more vivid and their voices
more engaging, so that every word counts.
We are delighted to announce that bookings for our
7th Annual Festival of Writing will open in
Mid-April, with the event itself taking place from the 9th to the 11th of
For those of you who have either not heard of our annual event or
have yet to attend, let us explain why it’s our favourite weekend
of the year...
For three days in September we lay claim to York University campus
and fill it with aspiring writers, best-selling authors, book
doctors, top agents and publishing legends. It’s a very special
gathering filled with serious, professional advice as to how to
start writing, how to improve the manuscript(s) you have, and how
to get yourself published - it's also bursting with warmth
and fun. We’ve yet to run one which hasn’t resulted in at least
several delegates landing themselves with agents and
publishing deals, everyone else has gone away happy and
To get a feel for the weekend, see our video here.
Same as last year, we've decided to launch festivities early with a
series of Festival
of Writing 'taster' sessions in London, to
allow new people to experience some of what we offer at the main
event, and to provide an opportunity to catch up with familiar
These sessions will take place at Waterstones Piccadilly from April
29th, with one a month thereafter until July 29th. Tickets are on
sale at £45 (cost includes a glass of wine on arrival)
Spaces will be limited so you'll need to book early to avoid
disappointment. Grab a place today and let the fun
** If you fancy signing up for more than one class, do get in touch
with the office to discuss bundle bookings.**