A fantastic opportunity to take part in a workshop led by Costa Book of the Year Award-winner, Monique Roffey, in a small group of just 15 people.
What do you need to think about before you set out to write the first draft of a novel? This is your chance to get expert advice from the winner of the 2020 Costa Book of the Year Award, and senior lecturer at Manchester Writing School, Monique Roffey.
Monique will discuss the ‘process before the process’ of writing, ie research, plotting and building characters and thinking about motifs. In short, all the work you need to think about before setting out on your first draft. She will discuss drafting and word counts, and she will unpack a realistic process of how to capture a first draft of a novel. There will also be handout material from Orhan Pahmuk’s essay ‘What Our Minds Do When We Read Novels’. Come prepared to listen, take notes and ask questions.
This 90-minute workshop will take the form of a 30-minute talk followed by a Q&A and then a writing exercise.
This talk will take place on Zoom and we will email you a link prior to the event. If you haven’t used Zoom before, don’t worry! A guide to using Zoom will be up on our website shortly, along with a date for a free Zoom training session.