So You Want to Write A Novel • Course 119
8 Jan - 12 Mar 2015 @ the Lucas Arms & Housmans Bookshop, London WC1, UK
245A Gray’s Inn Road
London WC1X 8QZ
Date: Thursdays, 8 January - 12 March 2015
Time: 6.45PM - 9.15PM
Tube: Kings Cross
Cost: £370 for 10 weeks' tuition. Drop-in: £42 per session
What kind of novelist are you? What sort of book do you dream of writing? Have you found your subject matter? If you have not written before, how do you begin? This 10-week short course recommended by Time Out will consist of lectures, timed exercises, homework and readings that will give you the confidence to develop your ideas on paper. The sessions will include:
• techniques to start writing/develop a novel already in progress
• advice on how to arrange and expand your material
• a chance to create new work during the workshop that feeds into your manuscript
• sessions covering topics such as "Getting Started", "Characterisation", "Point of View", "Setting", "Plotting"
• homework to keep your manuscript moving
• showcase readings to give you the opportunity to receive feedback on your novel
The workshops will be conducted in a frindly, constructive atmosphere and are open to anyone with a desire to write, from beginners to publlished novelists.
COURSE DATES • LUCAS ARMS & HOUSMANS BOOKSHOP
We will be doing 4 sessions nearby at Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX. Housman dates are shown in red:
8 January, 15 January, 22 January, 29 January, 5 February, 12 February, 19 February, 26 February, 5 March and 12 March.
If you are unable to do the whole course or would like to try it, you can attend on a drop-in basis, however priority will be given to those who book for the whole course. The cost per session is £42 and must be paid prior to course date start. Please email or phone beforehand to ensure a place will be available.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
Bound notebook, pen & a spare
WHAT YOU CAN DO NEXT
After completing this course, you can continue to add to your manuscript with "Creative Writing: Fact or Fiction" which begins in March. You could also attend the writing retreat in Catalonia in June.
Online: To book this course use the Pay Now button below. Bank transfer: To book by bank transfer, call us for bank account details. By post: Cheques can be sent to us at this address. Please read our Terms & Conditions here.
In April 2007 this course was chosen by Time Out as their "Best by day" in the Around Town section.