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Story Surgery Weekend:
How to turn your story into something that will sell.

17th - 18th September 2022
Tutor   Zosia Wand                       

You have a story.  It may still be a fragment of something in your head or you may have a  complete draft.  A script or a novel.  How do you turn that into something viable that will make people sit up and take notice?


Course Content:

  • Character and plot and how they work together.

  • Pace and how to keep the reader hooked.

  • Point of view – who tells the story and who are we rooting for?

  • The ultimate editing tool kit.

  • Identifying your own distinctive voice.

  • Writing a great pitch.


You will, through a series of creative exercises, distil your story to an outline, identifying strengths and weaknesses, with group feedback and support.  You will breathe life into your characters, who will, in turn, enrich your plot and reveal the beating  heart of your story and your unique voice.  There will also be an opportunity to closely edit an extract of your work with professional support over the weekend.


By the end of the course you will have:

  • Drafted a killer pitch.

  • Written an outline of your story which can form the basis of a synopsis or treatment.

  • Clarified your intentions for the work.

  • Enriched and gained a deeper understanding of your characters.

  • Developed a clear and robust plot from beginning to end.

  • Learned skills that will help you improve your writing

  • Developed strategies for moving towards publication

  • Gained a  new support network of writers.

Places limited to 8 to allow us to develop your work in progress and ensure everyone receives the feedback they need.

To book go to Booking Information page.

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