Thursday, 29 December 2016

Writers & Artists 10 week writing course, March 2017

There is a Writers & Artists 10 week writing course coming up in March with critically acclaimed author William Ryan, details below:



Writers & Artists




William Ryan
We’re delighted to announce critically acclaimed author William Ryan has signed up to lead an exclusive ten-week writing course beginning in March 2017.
Designed for a maximum of just 15 attendees, From First Draft To Final Draft is tailor-made for writers seeking expert guidance on how to transform their work-in-progress into a ready-to-submit manuscript. As well as the chance to rub shoulders with an impressive cast of guest speakers (see speaker profiles) all writers are guaranteed to receive:
  • 25 hours of invaluable advice from a combination of leading authors and publishing industry professionals
  • Practical sessions covering essential elements of the writing craft
  • Takeaway exercises directly applicable to your material
  • Opportunities to pitch to a leading literary agent and commissioning editor
  • First-hand feedback on sections of your writing within group workshops
  • Three separate critiques of up to 1,000 words of your writing
  • A complimentary copy of the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook 2017
Praise for 2016 W&A Courses
"Exceeded all my expectations"
"Fantastically well prepared and terrific delivery … the notes will be useful forever"
"The mixture of writing, workshops and talks proved highly effective"
"There has not been one evening that I have not left feeling that I have learned/understood something new"





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Social media
If you’re a member of the Twittersphere, do make sure to head over to @Writers_Artists for our annual #ChristmasGiveaway of titles. It’s a simple RT and Follow to be in with a chance of winning, and there’s a full list of the books up for grabs here.
And for the non-tweeters amongst you... don't despair! Look out for our newsletter on Boxing Day for a different type of Christmas gift!




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