Monday, 10 January 2011

Booking Opens for my Spring Courses!

I'm delighted to announce that I've now posted full details of my next fictionfire courses on my website, and booking is now open: there's a special Early Bird rate for bookings by 28th February. I do hope you'll join us!

Here are brief summaries:

7th May: Essential Story Construction

As a writer, you're a fabricator: you make things up but you also have to put your invented elements together in a way that will not only make sense to your readers but which will grip their attention. This day course will examine the components you need to build your story - with particular emphasis on plot.

21st May: Creating Narrative Perspective and Voice

One of the crucial choices you make as a storyteller is to choose who's telling the story. The effective creation of point of view will add colour and draw your reader into the world of your characters. In this course we'll use published examples and practical exercises to explore the options available to you when choosing narative perspective, how to convey attitude and voice and the importance of controlling just how much information the reader is given and how it is pitched. You're aiming to use your skills to intrigue your readers and keep them engaged.

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