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Workshop    November 2013

Approaching Agents

Letter, Synopsis and Opening Chapters

Corsham Court, Wiltshire SN13 0BZ  

Saturday 23rd November 2013  10.00am to 1.30pm

Cost:  £25

There are a couple of places still available for this workshop, but it will run again. If you're interested in the next one, let me know.

You’ve done the hard graft, you’ve finished (or almost finished) your manuscript, and now you want to give it the best possible chance when it lands on an agent’s desk. This 3½ hour session will cover:

Your letter and synopsis represent you and your work. To persuade an agent to read on, these two short documents must show your professionalism, and also that you, the writer, understand and can communicate what makes your novel, or short stories, distinctive. We’ll discuss what makes a good opening, and consider if you have the most effective beginning for your novel, or the best opening story for your collection.

Starting January 2014.  Dates to be confirmed

Monthly Workshops for Experienced Writers

Starting January 2014, dates to be confirmed

8 places

Please get in touch if you’d like more information.

These three hour workshops are for more experienced writers who have probably completed, or are currently working on a novel or short stories.

In the sessions, we will explore the more subtle and complex aspects of fiction writing, but you’ll also build up a store of ideas and short pieces which could inspire future work.

We will read extracts from published work and discuss how writers achieve, for example, depth and realism in their characters, or how settings, colour, motifs, metaphor, are used in a narrative.

There’ll be writing exercises without pressure! Do not fear; reading aloud is always optional. The exercises might be clearly focused, perhaps arising from an issue we’ve discussed, and there’ll also be spontaneous responses to prose extracts, poems, works of art, photos, objects.

There is no submission of work, preparation of feedback, reading or homework for this class. It is purely a here-and-now ideas, craft and exploration workshop.

Free your mind and your writing. The aim is to extend your range as a writer but also to leave behind the constraints and demands of story-making for a few hours each month. What you discover could well feed back into your current project, or it might be the germ of an idea for your next one.

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