How to Craft a Novel with Heather Parry

How to Craft a Novel with Heather Parry

Date(s) - Tue 1st Aug, 2023
10:30am - 12:30pm

WASPS Inverness Creative Academy, Inverness, , IV2 3JP

From Idea to Book: How to Craft a Novel

This first workshop of the Young Writers’ Festival will be with fiction writer Heather Parry.

You’ll go over how you can turn your initial “what if?” idea into a novel with effective characters, a strong plotline and a hook that really works.


Please note, this workshop is free but but you do need to secure your place by booking below. By booking, you confirm that you are a young writer aged 13-25, and based in Scotland. For enquiries, contact

Heather Parry is a fiction writer and editor originally from Rotherham, South Yorkshire. She is the co-founder and Editorial Director of Extra Teeth magazine, co-host of the Teenage Scream podcast and the Scottish Senior Policy & Liaison Manager for the Society of Authors, a trade union for writers. In 2021 she created the free-access Illustrated Freelancer’s Guide with artist Maria Stoian.

She won the 2016 Bridge Award for an Emerging Writer, Cove Park’s 2017 Emerging Writer residency, the Laxfield Literary Launch Prize in 2021 and was a Hawthornden Fellow in 2021. Her short stories and nonfiction have been published internationally and her debut novel, Orpheus Builds a Girl, was released in October 2022 by Gallic Books, and a short story collection – This Is My Body, Given For You – is forthcoming from Haunt Publishing.

More on her website


These residencies and events have been made possible thanks to generous support from the British Council and Creative Scotland.


This event is fully booked. Please email to be added to the waiting list.

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