Day One: Saturday 16th June
10am-1pm: Getting Started
Introductions and writing exercises to get everyone writing, followed by discussion of first pages from classic novels. Work on opening scenes and general writing tips. Discussion of different techniques and gaining the confidence to write
2pm-4.30pm: Character and Dialogue
A series of exercises to help build characters, and different ways to try out dialogue. Using examples from life – transforming autobiography into fiction.
Day Two: Sunday 17th June
10am-1pm: Setting and Voice
Exercises to help establish setting and voice, with examples from fiction.
Plot and structure – exercises and tips on ‘showing, not telling’. Closing discussion on ‘Keeping Going’. Brief discussion of next steps.