Are you interested in writing relationships where your characters actually have passionate, engaging sex that doesn’t make your readers squirm in embarrassment? Perplexed that some writers seem to have characters at it every day, while others simply leave it at “and they climbed the stairs to bed ...”? Wanting your characters to enjoy well-written, realistic sex that will keep you out of both Pseuds Corner and the Bad Sex Awards?
A workshop that refuses to be coy about the most human of acts, knows that we’re not all planning to be e-reader bestsellers, and addresses that most disturbing of literary questions – if ‘throbbing member’ and ‘flower-bud’ are both out, what do you call it?
Stella Duffy offers a workshop with silly theatre exercises, writing games, and lots of light-hearted options to help you find your inner Anaïs Nin - whether or not you have (or want) a Henry Miller at home.
- Tuition with award-winning novelist and short story writer
- Refreshment throughout the weekend (lunch not included)
- Guest tutor Rebecca Chance (aka Lauren Henderson), bestselling bonkbuster novelist, will share her secrets of success!
Saturday morning – easy story games and writing exercises designed to free the imagination and silence the inner critic.
Saturday afternoon – using the freedom of the morning to get down to writing with character and dialogue exercises - ie, there has to be more to this than “Oh! Yes! More!”
Sunday morning – more writing exercises, concentrating on your own work-in-progress or on work made over the weekend.
Sunday afternoon – Rebecca Chance dives in!
Stella Duffy has written thirteen novels, fifty short stories and ten plays. She won the CWA Short Story Award for Martha Grace, an erotic crime story from the Tart Noir anthology which she edited with Lauren Henderson, and has twice been longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Her latest two novels recounting the political, religious and sexual exploits of the Empress Theodora have been optioned by HBO for a television miniseries.
Rebecca Chance is the Sunday Times best-selling author of five bonkbusters. Her latest book is Bad Angels.
The course will take place from Saturday 12 January to Sunday 13 January 2013 inclusive at the Faber Academy, Faber & Faber UK Ltd, Great Russell Street, London WC1.
Maximum number of students: 15 places, on a first-come basis.
Faber Academy is a creative writing school run by one of the great independent publishing houses, Faber and Faber. Based on 80 years of publishing experience, Faber Academy knows that writers need space and support. Enjoy the best tuition from hand-picked authors, editors and agents, on a range of practical courses.
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