Half and full day workshops run by Sara and Emma. We focus on themes such as the opening chapter, structure and how to pitch your novel to agents.
If you are interested in attending one of our workshops or would like us to run one for your writing group or festival then get in touch.
Here’s an outline of a full day workshop on Structure:
STORY, STRUCTURE AND CHARACTER ARCS
It’s a character’s desires, fears and actions that shape story. This workshop looks at how the protagonist’s character arc can give structure to a novel. We discuss what a central narrative is, and how concurrent storylines contribute to the protagonist’s character arc, and the narrative steps towards a dilemma/crisis that will help deal with that sagging middle.
Looking at some well known classic novels, we follow the emotional journey of a central character examining the narrative steps, turning points and obstacles presented by surrounding characters which shape the novel, until finally a crises brings the story to its conclusion.
Writers will outline their own stories within the 3 Act and 5 Act structure and will also write a flash fiction piece inspired by a postcard which they read to the Group.