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

September 6 - 8 2019 Festival of Writing 2019 - University of York

Jericho Writers' famous annual feastival of writing courses, masterclasses, industry speakers and opportunitiies to discuss your writing persoanlly with agents and book doctors.

I will be teaching a 3-hour Intensive Character Workshop, and a 2-hour experience-based book lab exploring how sound and rhythm in prose are essential in communicating feeling to the reader; and also a 1-hour workshop on how our personal psyche can get in the way of creating life-like, well-rounded protagonists.

There will be a host of other really experienced teachers, editors and industry professionals there and masses of fascinating talks and classes (not to mention loads of eating, drinking and socialising with other writers).

January 17 - 19, 2020 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.

April 20 - 24 2020 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