Now Edit It: Alumni Editing Retreat 2020

Advanced | Fiction
Writing a Novel is over. Now what?

It's an age-old story: you’ve worked hard on your draft, workshopping with your peers, taking advice from your tutors, throwing yourself into the process. But then, all too soon, the course is over; you turn to each other and say, 'Well? How do we keep this going?'

The answer? Head out to the beautiful Writers' Centre at Tŷ Newydd, tucked between sea and mountains in Wales, with thirteen fellow Writing a Novel alumni, for a week of editing, editing, editing and more editing with distinguished fiction editor Jenny Parrott and acclaimed novelist and tutor Marcel Theroux.

There, you’ll have undisturbed time and space to work on your novel, taking inspiration from the stunning surroundings and keeping that momentum begun on Writing a Novel.

The fee of £895 includes tuition, five nights' accommodation in a single room at the centre (Monday night to Saturday morning), plus food and non-alcoholic drinks. Please note that travel to and from the centre is not included.

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Ty Newydd
4th - 9th May 2020

Availability: In stock

14 Places

Each morning (10am-1pm) the tutors lead workshops to help you explore writing ideas, forms and techniques. These will be as follows:


Assessing Where Your Manuscript Is (Jenny Parrott)

First Draft to Submission: Things I Wish I'd Known (Marcel Theroux)


The Shape of a Story (Marcel Theroux)

Dialogue and Characterisation (Jenny Parrott)


How Readers Read (Jenny Parrott)

Making a Scene (Marcel Theroux)


What Happens Next: Looking Beyond the First Novel (Marcel Theroux)

New Beginnings - Understanding the Industry and How to Improve Your Chances (Jenny Parrott)

Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. You’ll have two tutorials (at least twenty minutes long), one with each tutor during the week, to consider your writing in depth.

On Tuesday evening the tutors will read from their own work, and on Wednesday the guest speaker joins the group for an evening reading or talk, with questions and answers afterwards.

On Friday evening the group gets together to share and celebrate their work.

The week comes to a close on Saturday morning, after breakfast.

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Editor and writer Jenny Parrott has worked at Bloomsbury, HarperCollins and Little, Brown Book Group. Currently she runs the Point Blank literary crim...


Marcel Theroux is the author of five novels: A Blow to the Heart, A Stranger in the Earth, The Paperchase (winner of the...

Ty Newydd, credit Emyr Young



Tŷ Newydd is the National Writing Centre of Wales. Established in 1990, thousands of aspiring and emerging writers have since passed through our iconic teal front door.

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