Revising & Editing
Thursday April 29, 2021
Tutorial 4 from Craft Tutorials for Fiction Writers
Novelist David Mitchell likens a novel to an end-of-the-pier horse-race game. The rickety horses are Character, Structure, Plot, Language and Ideas: as you write they move forward but sometimes one stalls, and sometimes another surges ahead. In this series of craft workshops, we will work with individual horses in ways which should help you to bring them all over the finishing line together. While you will get the most out of this series if you join all four, each workshop will offer a great deal as a one-off. Each workshop runs for two hours, with a break and plenty of time for questions at the end.
Revising & Editing
It’s all very well separating out David Mitchell’s five rickety horses, but how do you run them so that Character, Structure, Plot, Language and Ideas cross the finishing line together? In this workshop we will think about how you might harness what we’ve learnt over the last three weeks, so that you can cope with the stalls and surges and even find greater inspiration in them – and build a better novel.
You should leave with a clearer sense of how to work, along practical tools for drafting and editing, ready for the next stage of your writing life.
Assistance to writers on low incomes and/or from communities under represented in publishing
We are offering a free place on each of our online tutorials and Q & A sessions for UK based writers on low incomes and/or from under represented communities in publishing.
Writers may apply for a free place on one of the sessions by contacting BPA with a short bio and a summary of their writing career to date.
Please click here to Contact BPA with your application and in the case of writers on low incomes, proof of financial eligibility such as: Jobseeker’s Allowance; Disability Benefit; Income Support; Working Tax Credit; Child Tax Credit; Proof of being a full-time student; Housing benefit; Proof of being a full-time carer.
All details will be kept confidential. Decisions on who receives the free places rest with the BPA team not the tutors.