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Courses and Events 2024

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Sharon Duggal and me at Arvon Lumb Bank, where we were co-teaching a course in November 2022 [Photo by Claire McNamee]

Me running a 'Writing Sizzling Sex Scenes' workshop at the 2020 Surrey New Writers Festival (a week before the first lockdown).

On a panel with Courttia Newland and Alison Rumfitt, at the 2019 Surrey New Writers Festival

7th March 2024    Panel Discussion

Writing Around the Kids, online

Discussion for International Women's Day, with Jacqueline Crooks, Uju Asika and me.

Details here

9th March 2024    Workshop on Pace

Creative Writing Programme, Brighton

This workshop will break pace down and explore techniques for using it more effectively: from sentence to paragraph to scene, and beyond.
Details here

23rd March 2024    Publishing and Industry Day

New Writing South

I'll be on one of the panels at this event, which will bring together agents, publishers and other experts in publishing to share advice and knowledge.
Details here

23 May 2024    Writing Sizzling Sex Scenes

West Dean London, WC1

There's more to sex scenes than Fifty Shades. This one-day course will help you work towards writing your own excellent scene.

Details here

 

3-8 June 2024    Residential Novel Writing Course

Arvon, The Hurst

Get that novel finished! For writers who are stuck in the middle, or have a first draft but need to get polishing. A five day residential course. With Sharon Duggal.
Details here

 

30 June 2024    Writing Sizzling Sex Scenes (in an hour)

London Festival of Writing

This one-hour workshop will give you the tools you need to write a good sex scene!

Details here

12 and 26 July 2024    Submitting Your Novel to Agents

West Dean London WC1

How can you ensure that your submission to agents/publishers is as good as it can be before you hit the send button? This two day course will give you everything you need for a great submission.

Details here

16-18 July 2024    Key Skills for Novelists

West Dean College

Ideal for writers who've made a good start on their novel, this course will provide some of the key things you need to finish a good draft.

Details here

23 July 2024    Writing Sizzling Sex Scenes

West Dean College

There's more to sex scenes than Fifty Shades. This one-day course will help you work towards writing your own excellent scene.

Details here

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