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The Book Proposalw/ Rebecca Giggs
Nonfiction can, in many cases, be sold to a publisher off the strength of a book proposal and a set of sample chapters. In this intensive, practical program you will be taught the essentials of putting together a solid working document to show to agents and publishers as a ‘proof of concept.’
— July 30, 2022
The Book Proposalw/ Richard Cooke
A book proposal is the audition for a non-fiction book. Many non-fiction works, especially from debut authors, are sold off the strength of a proposal and a sample chapter. In this intensive, practical program, you will learn the essentials of putting these working documents together, so agents and publishers can understand your concept’s strength.
— September 10, 2022
Writing About Artw/ Anwen Crawford
Our encounters with art and with artists – be it through film, music, television, literature, visual art and more – can shape us indelibly, and provide rich material for our writing. Whether you are working on reviews, essays, poetry or even fiction, this cross-genre course will provide you with tools for thinking and writing about art.
— August 4, 2022
Writing About Booksw/ Declan Fry
The best writers are also great readers. In this course you will learn to read like a writer – discovering how to read a book closely in order to write reviews for publication and find ways to read to inspire your own creative writing.
— July 28, 2022
Writing Short Storiesw/ Laura Elvery
Short story writing requires an incredibly sharp skill set. This course will be your opportunity to shape a short story over the space of three weeks with award winning author Laura Elvery, learning the tips and tricks necessary to crafting a captivating work of short fiction.
— August 17, 2022
Editing Skills for Creative Writersw/ Fiona Wright
Revision and redrafting are essential parts of building a successful manuscript – so understanding how to edit yourself is a necessary step in learning how to write well. Editing yourself as a writer is an important skill to develop before starting out, and crucial to hone as you continue working on your manuscript.
— November 16, 2022
Author to Author: Mentorship and Editorial Programw/ Ceridwen Dovey, Mireille Juchau, Rebecca Giggs, Gregory Day, Peggy Frew or Pip Smith
Project plan your manuscript with one-on-one consultations with a leading writer.
You will be paired with a leading author for a series of fortnightly one-on-one consultation sessions to discuss your work, and help you negotiate the roadblocks and challenges you might be facing.