Learn how to navigate the journey from initial concept to completed first draft, with award-winning novelist Ed Docx
There’s no denying that writing a novel is a serious challenge – but the whole process is easier if your story has a clear and workable structure. During this unique masterclass with award-winning novelist Ed Docx, you’ll learn how to fine-tune the framework for your story, and navigate the testing journey from initial concept to completed first draft.
Using his vast reserves of experience and enthusiasm, Ed will teach you the defining mechanics of plot, character, style and point-of-view. Plus, you’ll learn how to ensure that you understand the architecture of how stories work so that you can plan ahead and make the right fixes where they are needed. During the course, you’ll learn tools and techniques that can be put into practice instantly. If you’ve got an idea for a novel you want to write, don’t miss out on this remarkable masterclass. Book your place now and let Ed teach you how to transform your concept into a cohesive and truly compelling novel.
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Ed Docx is an author, journalist and experienced creative writing tutor. His first novel, The Calligrapher, was published in 2003 – it was selected by the San Francisco Chronicle as a best book of the year and has now been translated into eight languages. In 2007, his second novel, Self Help, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and went on to win the Geoffrey Faber prize. His third novel, The Devil’s Garden, was published in 2012. Find out more about Ed on his website.
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