June 5 – 9, 2017
Writers’ Retreat in Sheepwash, Devon.
Sara Sarre – First Chapter Workshop
Your first chapter is what will sell your novel time and time again: to your agent, your publisher, the marketing team and eventually to your reader. It needs to be good. The week will be dedicated to the opening line, the first paragraph and finally, the first chapter. We’ll look at how to hook your reader and to get your characters to leap off the page. Along with this, we’ll discuss the submission process and how to summarise your story.
Cost: £430 Monday lunchtime to Friday lunchtime, June 5 – 9. Price includes accommodation in own room with shared bathroom, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner (wine included).
There will be three afternoon workshops and each participant will receive an hour long, one to one session with Sara. Bluepencilagency will give follow up advice on approaching literary agencies with promising authors.
£50 deposit, balance payable 4 weeks before retreat begins. For more details and availability go to www.retreatsforyou.co.uk, tel 01409 231252.