Fiction Skills: Plot

Improving | Fiction
Whatever genre or form you want to write in, you need a story to tell and a way to tell it.
Nothing beats the pull of a book that keeps you up into the small hours turning the pages to find out what happens next. But how do you craft tales that make your readers miss their train stop? This four-week course introduces you to some of the secrets of storytelling: how to draw readers in, keep them hooked and leave them feeling satisfied. It explores key plotting techniques and shows you how to lay the foundations for your own compelling narratives.
9th November 2020 - 6th December 2020

Availability: In stock

20 Places

How it works

• Fortnightly guided reading extracts, practical exercises and creative writing prompts

• Podcast introductions from the tutor

• Tutor instruction and tips on crafting a satisfying story

• Forum discussions about hooking and keeping your readers engaged, plus deadlines to get you writing

• A supportive group of fellow writers to read, discuss and feedback on your work

• Guidance on how to turn a sharp lens on your creative work and become a better editor of your writing

• Q&A session with your tutor to answer your critical questions

• Carefully curated additional reading and resources so you can take your interests further

• Opportunity to produce a 2,000-word piece of writing: this might be a short story or the opening of a novel.

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Tom Bromley is an author, editor and ghostwriter. He has written ten books under his own name, both fiction and non-fiction, ghosted a further doze...

"There's no point staring at a blank page waiting for inspiration to strike - to get your creative muscles working you need to start writing, reviewing and sharing your work."

Helen Shipman