Skip Main Navigation
Page Content

Save This Event

Event Saved

How to develop your book and get published

Guardian Masterclasses

Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM (BST)

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price * Fee Quantity
How to develop your book and get published Ended £449.00 £0.00
* Prices include VAT

Share How to develop your book and get published

Event Details

What if you could reconnect to your initial enthusiasm for your book and keep it going until the final page? This unique course will give you the practical and motivational tools for developing your book and attracting a publisher

During this inspirational two-day course, writing coach Philippa Pride will help you to choose the right direction for your book – and inspire you to take it to a new level. 

Not only does Philippa have huge experience as a publisher and editor, she is also a certified NLP Coach. Philippa looks at the creative process from artistic, commercial and neurological angles, and can give you the tools to do the same. She will read early pages of your novel in advance of the class and give you specific advice on your next steps.

This course is designed for anyone with a book in progress who needs help with technical or motivational issues and wants to get their work published. Through traditional coaching and NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) techniques, you’ll learn how to zap your inner critic, set yourself a manageable regime for completing and editing your book and understand the science and art of engaging readers.

Plus, you’ll receive invaluable advice on how to approach and make your work attractive to literary agents and publishers. Book now and spend the weekend accessing reserves of motivation and discipline you didn’t know you had.

The course filled me with a renewed desire to write and equipped me with the tools to become a more thoughtful, daring and engaging writer.


  • How to keep writing and enjoy the process – chapter after chapter
  • Enhancing the quality of your book – small changes for major effect
  • Learn how to engage the reader through NLP (neuro-linguistic programming)
  • Take stock – when to ‘push on through’ and when to look back
  • How to make your characters come alive on the page
  • What editors are looking for – the science, the art and the passion
  • Revision – learn how to switch from the intuitive first draft to the analytical rewrite
  • Understanding the publishing process and basic legal matters
  • How to attract an agent, publisher and readership
  • Feedback on your early pages
  • Writing exercises and Q&A

Please note this course is suitable for people who have already started work on their novel. If you’re looking for a beginner-level class with Philippa, you may be interested in her course, Free your creativity and get started on your book

Tutor profile

Philippa Pride has been running creative writing courses since 2006, combining her skills as a certified NLP master practitioner and coach with her inside knowledge of the publishing profession. Before setting up her own business, The Book Doctor, Philippa was a commissioning editor for Hodder. She continues her connection with Hodder as British editor for No. 1 bestselling author Stephen King.


Full course and returns information on the Masterclasses website

Have questions about How to develop your book and get published? Contact Guardian Masterclasses

Save This Event

Event Saved

When & Where

The Guardian
Kings Place
90 York Way
N1 9GU London
United Kingdom

Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM (BST)

  Add to my calendar


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.

  Contact the Organizer
How to develop your book and get published
Things to do in London Class Hobbies

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.