2382 Online: Fiction Masterclass with James Robertson

2382 Online: Fiction Masterclass with James Robertson

Date(s) - Tue 1st Aug, 2023
11:00am - 1:00pm

Online, Moniack Mhor Hosting, via Zoom,

As part of Moniack Mhor’s 30th anniversary celebrations this year, we have launched a series of online masterclasses taught by respected writers and tutors, many of whom have long histories with Moniack Mhor. Whether you’re new to writing, polishing your umpteenth draft, or simply want to try a taster of a different style, form, or genre, we’re confident you’ll enjoy and be inspired by these focused shorter sessions. All hosted by Moniack Mhor on Zoom Pro, usually with an opportunity to ask questions at the end. More of these to come during 2023-24 – we’ll keep you posted! Meanwhile, enjoy …

Your Fictional Voice

Every story can be told in many different ways. What is the best way to tell yours? How do you find the right narrative voice? Whose perspective, what tone, what tense? Are you going into too much detail or not enough? How do you keep your reader – and yourself – engaged? 

This online workshop suggests solutions to these problems and others. It focuses mainly on writing a novel, but short story writers may also find it useful. It will include some quick exercises, practical advice, and a Q&A at the end

James  Robertson  has published seven novels, including  Joseph Knight,  The Testament of Gideon Mack,  And the Land Lay Stilland, most recently,  News of the Dead, which won the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction in 2022.  He has also produced four short-story collections, including  365 Stories  which in 2019 became part of an online collaborative project with musician Aidan O’Rourke, viewable at  www.three-six-five.net 

We are running this as a ‘pay as you can’ event. Please see our booking options below. We have a limited number of free places for this event, if these are showing as not available and you need a free place to be able to access the event, please email a request to us on online@moniackmhor.org.uk, thank you.


This course is now fully booked. Please contact us on info@moniackmhor.org.uk or 01463 741 675 to be added to the waiting list.

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