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This page details my forthcoming events, talks and workshops. Contact me for more information.

June 25th - 27th, 2021, Style and Voice in Fiction - West Dean College, Chichester, Sussex

An intensive weekend course on developing our prose style and finding our own writing voice in order to write polished, professional-level fiction. We'll cover the dos and don't of prose writing, learn how fiction prose differs from other kinds of prose, try out literary devices to create atmosphere and tone, and discover how to find our unique, consistent voice as a novelist.

More info/booking at the West Dean website.

August 7th, 2021, 7pm (BST) "Edit Your Whole Novel" - webinar. Jericho Writers

An hour-long webinar explaining how to approach a complete, top-down edit of your work-in-progress. Part of the Jericho Writers Summer Festival of Writing.

Find further information about this webinar and the Festival at Jericho Writers Summer Festival of Writing

August 27th - 29th, 2021, Write your First Novel - West Dean College, Chichester, Sussex

Learn the principles of characterisation, storytelling, plotting, structure, style and pace. On this intensive weekend course, explore how to begin a novel, some of the pitfalls to avoid, and how to keep improving as a writer.

More info/booking at the West Dean website.

October 18th - 23rd 2021 Intensive Tutored Retreat - Retreats for You, Sheepwash, Devon

On this week-long retreat at the charming Retreats for You house in a tiny village in Devon I will be running morning sessions on each of the the four full days of the retreat, where we will try out a number of novel-writing techniques, plus writerly chats on the introductory Monday evening and a wind-up gathering on the Saturday morning. There will be ample time for us to talk individually about your writing projects and work on any issues you may be having with your writing.

For more info/booking see Retreats for You

October 29th - 31st, 2021 Gain the Confidence to Write Fiction - West Dean College, Chichester, Sussex

An experiential weekend workshop exploring how to gain the confidence to overcome writing blocks and do our creative writing regularly and with pleasure, and also find the confidence to show our writing to the world.

More info/booking at the West Dean website.

February 4th - 6th, 2022, Write your First Novel - West Dean College, Chichester, Sussex

Learn the principles of characterisation, storytelling, plotting, structure, style and pace. On this intensive weekend course, explore how to begin a novel, some of the pitfalls to avoid, and how to keep improving as a writer.

More info/booking at the West Dean website.