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Getting into Novel-Writing

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Getting into Novel-Writing

Writing a novel is a creative challenge like no other and often the hardest part of all is getting started. This workshop looks at the genesis of the novel – that crucial step from having an idea to getting something down on paper or screen – and aims to help writers concentrate and consolidate their thoughts and ambitions. Where do ideas for novels come from? How can you tell if your idea is good enough to carry a whole book? Should you plot the whole thing out or just close your eyes, cross your fingers and start writing? Suitable for anyone who already has an idea for a novel, or those who are ready to write but just need that perfect idea. This workshop will be led by Jonathan Gibbs, novelist, short story writer and literary critic and Programme Director for the MA Creative Writing: First Novel at St Mary’s University.

Maximum 16 participants


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