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Manchester - Creative writing masterclass with MJ Hyland

Guardian Masterclasses

Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM - Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 6:00 PM (BST)

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Guardian Masterclasses: Manchester
Your novel is doomed without an original narrative, compelling characters and believable dialogue. MJ Hyland, author of the multi-award-winning 'How the Light Gets In' and Man Booker Prize-nominated 'Carry Me Down', famously excels at all three. During this exciting two-day workshop, the accomplished author and lecturer teaches the foundations of a powerful story: how to begin, how to structure a strong narrative, how to create characters, how to write credible dialogue, and how to permanently cure writers' block.

This course will also cover the most important aspect of writing – fixing problems. Over two days, you will learn how to to edit and revise; improve story, character and structure. And so, you'll submit a 1,000-1,500 word sample of fiction, for which you'll receive detailed written feedback from M.J Hyland, and the other participants.

By also analyzing other participants' work, you'll also be given the chance to engage in the editing process yourself, and learn from a myriad of different styles and voices. If you're serious about writing, you won't want to miss this rare opportunity to receive practical help with your work from a celebrated novelist.
Submissions are due by close of business on Friday 10 May.
Date: Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May 2013
Times:  11am-6pm
Venue: University of Salford, MediaCityUK, Salford, M50 2HE
Ticket: £400 (includes VAT, booking fee, lunch and refreshments)
Maximum class size: 15
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M50 2HE Salford
United Kingdom

Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM - Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 6:00 PM (BST)

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Guardian Masterclasses

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.

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