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Creative Writing Weekend
Story Surgery: Structure, Plot and Character
September 21st - 22nd 2019
Tutor   Zosia Wand                       

You have a story.  You may have a complete first draft, or it may still be a fragment in your head.  How do you turn that into something viable?


Course Content:

  • Story structure and how to play with it.

  • The relationship between character and plot

  • Pace and how to keep the reader hooked.

  • Point Of View – who tells the story?

  • The Editing Tool Kit


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, which will, in turn, enrich your plot and entice you into the heart of your story.  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:

  • 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 network of writers who might form a continuing support group.

To book go to Booking Information page.

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