An intensive week-long writing course, the Novel Writing Summer School will range from the basic practicalities of novel writing to advanced concepts and techniques. You will examine the use of vital aspects of the craft and develop your understanding of essential elements: finding the centre (generating and developing ideas), openings, description/evoking time and place, character, narrative development, plotting, narration, voice and more.
There will be concrete advice on supporting your practice as a writer and revising and editing your work and you will have the opportunity to share work in progress and receive motivational feedback from the course tutor and your peers.
This course is ideal preparation for our Writers’ Workshop and The Novel Studio courses.
Who is it for?
City's Novel Writing Summer School is part of City's range of short creative writing courses that boasts a growing list of published alumni. An intermediate-level course aimed at those who have done some writing in the past, the Novel Writing Summer Programme is open to writers keen to make a solid start on that novel they’ve been thinking about, or to develop work they’ve already begun.
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This Novel Writing Summer School takes place over five days in the summer.
In summer 2021 the course will run from the 5th to the 9th July at 10am to 3pm.
Over five intensive days, this course will enable you to identify and analyse your ideas for a novel, define the techniques involved in longer fiction and help you understand the construction of a sustained piece of fiction.