All our London Creative writing Courses & Classes take place at Waterstones, Piccadilly. Tickets are on sale at £45 (cost includes a glass of wine on arrival). Unless otherwise stated, all classes will start at 18.30 and wrap up by 21.00. Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
These workshops act as a series of Festival of Writing 'taster' sessions, to allow writers to experience some of what we offer at the main event.
Encapsulating their acclaimed online Self-Edit Your Novel course, Debi Alper and Emma Darwin will discuss how you can make your plot more compelling, your characters more vivid and their voices more engaging, so that every word counts.
Industry Guest: We'll also have a hands-on editor from a publishing house to give a good balance between what makes a good story and what publishers are looking for, as well as an overview of the whole editing process.
Debi Alper is the author of gritty, funny, contemporary novels with Orion - and a hugely respected tutor and book doctor with the Writers' Workshop. Debi edits in all genres and several authors that she has worked with have been signed up with agents and gone on to see their books published. Emma Darwin is that rare thing: an acclaimed literary author who's graced the bestseller lists. Her fiction has been shortlisted and longlisted for numerous prizes and sold extensively overseas. Her latest book, Get Started in Writing Historical Fiction, (John Murray/Teach Yourself) was published in March 2016. Emma is an Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing with the Open University.
Location: Waterstones, 203 - 206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD. Time: 6.30-9.00
Price: £45 (including drink on arrival).
Meet agents and publishers. Get advice from professional authors. Pitch your work direct to agents. And have fun! Everyone booking a ticket at the Festival is entitled to two ten minute 1-to-1 sessions. Those booking weekend tickets can upgrade to three for an additional £45.
30 Agents |50 Workshops | Authors | Editors | Friday Night Live
Date: 9th -11th Sept. |Price: From £185 | Location: York | Meetings: Two Agent 1-to-1