Autumn Novel Writing Weekend

Kings Court Hotel, nr Stratford-Upon-Avon Kings Court, Coughton, Alcester, United Kingdom

Starting a new book, editing a finished one or stuck somewhere in the middle? Take your writing to a new level with a weekend dedicated entirely to writing, under the guidance of two highly regarded tutors – both multi-published award-winning authors. Arrive on Friday to meet the tutors and your fellow authors. There's time to … Continue reading "Autumn Novel Writing Weekend"

Online Workshops: Plot & Story Structure and Planning a Novel

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Plot & Story Structure will take you through developing your story ideas, understanding the structure of a novel and identifying the key elements in your plot. Planning a Novel is particularly aimed at writers who don't naturally plan. It will be packed full of ideas and suggestions to how to find a balance between keeping … Continue reading "Online Workshops: Plot & Story Structure and Planning a Novel"

Online Workshops: Setting & World-building and Finding Your Voice

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Setting & World-Building will explore ways of communicating the world of your novel to your reader and will look at how setting influences plot and character throughout a story. Finding Your Voice is all about focusing on who you are as a writer. What are your strengths and how can you make the most of … Continue reading "Online Workshops: Setting & World-building and Finding Your Voice"

£17.50

Christmas with Hera Books

Blackwells, Manchester 146 Oxford Road, Manchester, United Kingdom

Kiley Dunbar and Ally Sinclair (aka Alison May) talk to Keshini Naidoo about their latest books The Gingerbread Christmas Village and The Christmas Season. Book here.

Online Workshops: Editing Your Novel and Common First Draft Problems

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Editing Your Novel will help you work out your process for what comes next after you've finished your first draft. Everyone agrees that editing is vital - this workshop will actually tell you how to do it. Common First Draft Problems is all about the issues that come up time and time again in first drafts … Continue reading "Online Workshops: Editing Your Novel and Common First Draft Problems"

£17.50

Online workshops: The Business of Publishing and Agent-Hunting

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The Business of Publishing is a whistle-stop tour of the basics of the publishing industry. We'll look at pros and cons of self-publishing vs the traditional route. We'll talk about what a publisher is actually buying when they acquire a book and we'll talk about when not to sign on the dotted line. Agent-Hunting is … Continue reading "Online workshops: The Business of Publishing and Agent-Hunting"

£17.50

Dark Side Light Side Festival

Alcester War Memorial Town Hall Henley Street, Alcester

Ally/Alison will be appearing at the Dark Side Light Side Festival in Alcester to discuss romcoms. The festival runs from 10.15am to 4pm. The romcom panel will be at 2pm. Tickets free but you can reserve a place in advance here.

Afternoon tea with Anna Ganley – Jeev will be hosting the Q&A with the SoA’s new chief executive

Grab a cuppa and get to know the incoming Chief Executive of the Society of Authors, Anna Ganley. Anna will be in conversation with Jeevani Charika, SoA member and Chair of the SoA’s Authors North group. Programme Welcome, introductions and housekeeping from Jeevani Charika (2 mins) Introduction to Anna Ganley and a glimpse into her routine (15-25 mins) Q&A with audience (10-15 mins) Summary … Continue reading "Afternoon tea with Anna Ganley – Jeev will be hosting the Q&A with the SoA’s new chief executive"

SoA At Home – Professional Development – Canva Tips for Authors

Authors are often expected to make their own marketing graphics (especially once the launch buzz is over). Canva is a graphic design program aimed at complete beginners. It is very powerful, but can be overwhelming. Join SoA Member Jeevani Charika as she leads this talk aiming to show you how to make scroll-stopping animations and graphics so … Continue reading "SoA At Home – Professional Development – Canva Tips for Authors"