So You Want to Write A Novel • Course 112
9 January - 13 March 2014 @ the Lucas Arms, Kings X, London WC1, UK
245A Gray’s Inn Road
London WC1X 8QZ
Date: Thursdays, 9 January - 13 March 2014
Time: 6.45PM - 9.15PM
Tube: Kings Cross
Cost: £350 for 10 weeks' tuition. Drop-in: £40 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 friendly, constructive atmosphere and are open to anyone with a desire to write, from beginners to publlished novelists.
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 £40 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
9, 16, 23 and 30 January; 6, 13, 20 and 27 February and 6 and 13 March.
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 on Monday, 11 March. You could also attend the writing retreat in Catalonia in June.
By post: Enrolment will be confirmed on receipt of your £90 deposit. Payment in full is due by 2 January. Download a postal booking form to complete and be returned with your cheque. Bank transfer: To book by bank transfer, ring 0207 263 0669 for account details. Online: To use your credit or debit card, you will need to pay the full amount. Course fee: £350. For Terms & Conditions, click here.
In April 2007 this course was chosen by Time Out as their "Best by day" in the Around Town section.