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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

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.
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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.

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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

29 July - 2 August 2024    Creative Writing for Teenagers

Friends Meeting House, Brighton

Five days for writers aged 13-16 to learn the craft of short story writing, and produce their own. Organised by The Creative Writing Programme.

Details here

1 - 5 September 2024    Moving on with Your Novel

West Dean College

A course and a writing retreat in one! For writers who want to make headway with their novel. A residential course, with workshops and one-to-one sessions plus time to write. Fellow tutor: Sharon Duggal.

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