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Pin Drop Masterclass with A. L. Kennedy
Sat 23 September 2017, 12:00 – 16:00 BST
How to a write a short story in a day
Join the Pin Drop team on Saturday 23rd September 2017 at the Charles Dickens Museum for a masterclass on the art of the short story with award-winning writer, A. L. Kennedy. In the space of one day, you will learn how to find your voice, hone your writing skills and construct a compelling storyline.
During this interactive course, you will take part in practical exercises and lecture sessions, enabling you to develop your technique and build your confidence. Along the way, you’ll receive guidance on everything from structuring a storyline to developing characters. By the end of the day, you will have worked on elements of a short story and have the skills and confidence to continue your writing journey after the class.
- The key elements of short fiction
- Writing techniques
- How to find your voice and passion as a writer
- Creating a storyline
- Character development
- Choosing the point-of-view that’s right for your story
- Building narrative tension, mood and pace
- Story resolution
A.L. Kennedy was born in Dundee in 1965 and is the author of 17 books: six literary novels, one science fiction novel, seven short story collections and three works of non-fiction. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and was twice included in the Granta Best of Young British Novelists list.
A.L. Kennedy's prose is published in a number of languages. She has won awards including the 2007 Costa Book Award, the Austrian State Prize for International Literature and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2016. A.L.Kennedy is also a dramatist for stage, radio, TV and film. She is an essayist and regularly reads her work on BBC radio and occasionally writes and performs one-person shows. A.L. Kennedy also writes for a number of UK and overseas publications.
Pin Drop Members: £135 (with code)
Tickets include entry to the Dickens Museum on the day of the masterclass and refreshments.
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