Writers & Artists How to Get Published conference, York Literature Festival, 24 March
There are still places left on the How to Get Published conference day, full details of this and other York Literature Festival events below:
How To Get Published
Ahead of our How To Get Publishedconference
Literature Festival on Saturday 24th March,
we've dedicated this week's newsletter to brilliant writing
advice from the authors we're lucky to have speaking on
the day. Final
tickets are available for this unique one-day event which leans
towards writers of speculative fiction and includes sessions on essential
elements of the writing process from best-selling authors Claire North, RJ Barker and Ken MacLeod
followed by tips on the submission process from leading
literary agents. Move quickly to reserve your place
Beginning Of A Book
"The first paragraph of a book flies the flag for the
voice and heart that will keep you company through a story. If the
heart does not speak to you, the story most definitely will not."
Ahead of her appearance at our How to Get Published conference in York,
takes us through some key things to consider when
writing the beginning of a book...
can take anything in the world – a woman quitting her job – and by
obeying the logic of what that single starting point does, you can go
anywhere. You can do anything. All that matters is stopping and asking
Author Claire North on how to
develop the premise of a story, and where simply asking
'Why?' in a story can take you.
like to think of a book as a succession of increasingly high waves.
Build to a point where things happen, then have a lull, let people
recover and build again, but this time to something a little more
What are the
ingredients a writer needs to perfectly pace their story? Author RJ Barker offers
How To Get
Published - Arts University Bournemouth
In April we’ll be visiting
Bournemouth for a day that includes a two-hour writing
workshop, lunch, and a panel discussion on the processes of
submitting your manuscript led by publishing industry professionals and
If you’re writing a thriller and
looking to add tension and suspense to your novel, this one-off evening
masterclass with Cass
Green is dedicated to the
intrigue, deceit and shocking twists your plot needs!
Our first ever event in Scotland sees
us partner with The
Open University for a day with bestselling
authors and industry professionals in the heart of
Edinburgh. Includes teas and coffees, and a networking lunch.
Our most popular half-day event sees
four agents work with a maximum of 28 delegates across two morning
seminar sessions before a networking lunch. Writers then have the
opportunity to speak to an agent about their project in a ten-minute
one-to-one session. Our October date is dedicated to
writers of Children’s Fiction.