Maintaining momentum is one of the hardest parts of finishing a novel. Wrestling with unforeseen structural, plotting or character difficulties can seem impossible and sap the life from your creative process. This weekend can revitalise your writing.
Led by Gillian Slovo, UEA Guardian Masterclass tutor and author of 12 novels, including Red Dust (later adapted for cinema) and the Orange Prize shortlisted Ice Road, the masterclass provides inspiration, support and practical assistance. The course consists of short exercises designed to help you get a fresh perspective on your work, as well as providing talking points for individual feedback to help you identify your weak spots and work out how to address them.
Gillian Slovo has published 12 novels, including the Orange Prize shortlisted Ice Road, and Red Dust which was made into a film, and a family memoir Every Secret Thing. She is the author of two verbatim plays, Guantanamo and The Riots, as well as ghostwriter on Ahmed Errachidi's The General. She is currently writing her thirteenth novel and is also the President of English PEN.
Dates: Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October 2013
Location: The Guardian, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 9GU
Course price: £349 early bird (limited), £399 standard (includes VAT, booking fee, lunch and refreshments)
Event capacity: 16
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Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.
Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.
Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.
The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.