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Creative Writing Workshops with Joy Rhoades

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Kensington Central Library

12 Phillimore Walk

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W8 7RX

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Due to popular demand, Joy Rhoades returns to Kensington Central Library with a new series of creative writing workshops designed specifically for budding writers.

While attendees are encouraged to attend all sessions, each session can be booked as a standalone event.

Attendees are encouraged to bring along a piece of their writing that they may wish to work on during the exercises.

Places are strictly limited, so you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.



Workshop 1: Finding Your Voice

Thursday 7 September 2017

Joy Rhoades will introduce the basics of voice.

- The power of voice and point of view - harness for stronger narratives

- Unpick voices - why and how do they work?

- Find and hone your voice

- Sustaining voice across a story or novel - consistency



Workshop 2: Plotting

Thursday 28 September 2017

Joy Rhoades will introduce the basics of plotting.

- Why structure is central to tension

- Plotting: finding what works (and what works for you)

- Credible surprise: foreshadowing vs. giving the game away

- Making every scene (or character) count: carry the plot forward


Workshop 3: Less is More

Thursday 26 October 2017

Joy Rhoades will discuss the process of editing.

- Copy-editing vs. editing for fiction

- First things first: narrative consistency, point of view, voice, dialogue

- Cutting to the chase: description and dialogue

- Copy-editing and rules of grammar: those to respect, those you might bend and those you might break!

- Seeing editing as your bridge to a strong manuscript



Joy Rhoades regularly teaches for London libraries and her creative writing workshops typically sell out. 'Inspiring', wrote one attendee. 'You're the reason I'm writing now,' wrote another, after a recent event.

Joy is a graduate of the Creative Writing Master’s program at the New School University in New York, and came to writing after working as a lawyer. Joy's debut novel, The Woolgrower’s Companion, is the best-selling fiction debut in Australia this year and was just released in the UK. Historical fiction, The Woolgrower’s Companion, was inspired by family stories from Joy's grandmother, a fifth generation grazier in Australia.

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