SPECIALIST WEBINARS

We offer two specialist webinar series:

  • Plotting Your Story with Jonathan Myerson

  • Voice and Dialogue with Clare Allan

Each comprises three two-hour sessions with assignments to be completed in-between, on which individual feedback is provided.

Places are strictly limited to a maximum of six participants.

Each webinar series runs three times a year.

Contact us for details of availability and start dates and to reserve your place.

Plotting Your Story with Jonathan Myerson

Crack the biggest hurdle in novel writing: What Actually Happens Next. And What Happens After That. How do you invent the story? And just how do you steer your characters to the right crunch points?

 

After too many hours spent in Story Conferences, while writing for EastEnders and The Bill, while dramatizing 300,000-word Russian novels, Jonathan Myerson has defined the key ingredients of plot.

 

Your takeaways will be:

  • the one indispensable ingredient of any good plot (sign up to find out)

  • the algebra of plotting

  • how to invent – aka how to organise your thinking

  • and once you have your plot, do you have the right structure or even the right POV for it?

Plotting webinars take place fortnightly on Monday evenings from 6.30 – 8.30pm.

Cost: £300 for the series

Contact us for the next available start date.

 

Places are strictly limited to six participants.

Voice and Dialogue with Clare Allan

"What's most startling about Allan's gift as a novelist is her ability to give us both the story N wants to tell and the one just beyond her comprehension."
Tom Barbash in The New York Times

Voice is the life-blood of novels. It is what connects the reader to your story, and makes them fall in love with your characters. It sets the tone and draws the reader in. Great novels live or die on the basis of voice.

In this series of fun, practical (voice recorders at the ready) and hugely informative webinars, you will discover:

  • how to find the best way to tell YOUR story

  • the secrets of writing great dialogue

  • how to use Voice as a gateway to Character (tip: it's not what they say, it's the way that they say it)

  • how to capture the nuances of the spoken word

  • how to use voice to communicate What is Not Being Said

  • why there is no such thing as reliable narration

Voice and Dialogue webinars take place fortnightly on Tuesday evenings from 6.30 – 8.30pm.

Cost: £300 for the series

Contact us for the next available start date.

 

Places are strictly limited to six participants.

"Clare is quite simply an excellent teacher. She is full of great ideas and knowledge about writing, and she conveys complex ideas in a way that's easy to understand and then she gets her students to put those ideas into practice."

Katie Allen, author of Everything Happens For A Reason

(Orenda Books)

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