Date(s) - Thu 22nd Aug - Sun 25th Aug, 2019
Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire , IV4 7HT
Starting Your Novel (And Carrying on…)
Award-winning author, Nathan Filer, and publishing director at Picador, Francesca Main, will share their insights on how to bring out the best in your novel. The course will cover a range of topics for the first-time novelist, from the spark of an idea to writing an irresistible opening line; from discovering your characters to shaping a plot; from that messy first draft to becoming your own most helpful critic; and the development of good writing habits to take from page to publication. You will examine your own writing and that of others on the course in a creative, adventurous and friendly environment and learn to read your work with fresh eyes.
Francesca Main is Publishing Director at Picador, where she works with bestselling and award-winning authors including Jessie Burton and Adam Kay. She won the British Book Award for Editor of the Year in 2015.
Nathan Filer’s novel The Shock of the Fall was a Sunday Times bestseller and translated into 30 languages. It won the Costa Book of the Year, the Betty Trask Prize, the National Book Award for Popular Fiction and the Writers’ Guild Award for Best First Novel. He has written for The Guardian and The New York Times. His BBC Radio 4 documentary, The Mind in the Media, which explored portrayals of mental illness in fiction and journalism was shortlisted for a Mind Media Award. He lectures in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.
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