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How to Write a Novel: Starting Out

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Conway Hall

25 Red Lion Square

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WC1R 4RL

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Have you always wanted to write a novel? Maybe it's going to be your New Year's resolution (maybe it has been for years!) Or maybe you've already written a few and want to get it right this time. Author and writing teacher Claire McGowan will take you through all the steps to make sure you're starting from the best possible place. We'll look at your idea and concept, your characters, genre and where you'd sit in the market, the basic writing skills you need, and how to get into a good daily routine, overcome blocks, and start a novel you'll finish too! This will be a small workshop, so places are limited and everyone will get individual attention.


Claire McGowan is the author of eight novels, writing crime fiction as herself and women's fiction as Eva Woods. She has taught workshops for many organisations from Arvon to Guardian Masterclasses, and has run the MA in crime writing at City University since it began in 2012.

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'First of all a big thank you for yesterday's masterclass. It was great to get a combination of validation of most of what I'm doing, an understanding of what and why things do and don't work and a smattering of 'uh oh' moments that will soon be followed by some pretty savage cutting'- Tracy


‘Claire’s feedback has proved invaluable and her report was packed with tips to improve my manuscript. For all writers seeking an agent or publication, Claire’s advice is second to none’ – Charlie P


'Claire has taught me a lot. Her hands-on teaching style makes workshopping writing much less scary, and her feedback is always insightful and very helpful. Thank you!'- Fran


Please note: the room is up a flight of stairs and unfortunately there is no lift in the building.

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