Date(s) - Mon 19th Nov - Sat 24th Nov, 2018
5:00pm - 10:00am
Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire , IV4 7HT
This course offers a different perspective on the writing business, aiming to demystify the process and explain how publishers, agents and authors work together. It will suit writers who have completed a first draft. We will be focusing on storytelling in both fiction and narrative non-fiction, and taking you through all the steps from readying your manuscript for submission, writing a pitch and cover letter, finding the right agent, to securing a deal and working successfully with an editor. We will also cover the author’s role in book promotion. Lisa and Jenny will offer tailored feedback on individual projects.
Jenny Brown founded Jenny Brown Associates in 2002, and now represents fifty writers of literary fiction, narrative non-fiction and crime writing. She was formerly first Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival and Head of Literature at the Scottish Arts Council.
Lisa Highton started Two Roads Books in 2011. The list publishes 12-15 narrative non-fiction and fiction titles a year, including novels from Kirsty Wark, Guinevere Glasfurd and Sally Magnusson, and non-fiction titles from Monty Don, Brendan Cox and Susan Calman. Over her long career in publishing Lisa has been the publishing director of HarperCollins and Hachette in Australia, returning to the UK in 2005.
Janet Ellis trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has appeared in theatres up and down the country and on TV in everything from Dr Who and The Sweeney to Jigsaw. She presented Blue Peter for four years in the Eighties, and since leaving has worked as an actress, presenter, broadcaster and writer. She is a regular panelist on C5’s The Wright Stuff and is a regular contributor to radio and TV. She writes a weekly agony column for the Daily Mail. Her first novel, The Butcher’s Hook, was published by Two Roads in February 2016. She has three children and four grandchildren.
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Grants are always available, and you also have the option to pay in installments, see How to Book.