Novel scholarships

For those awaiting news of our scholarship programme, we’re running slightly behind. Notifications ASAP, Thursday at the latest. Sarah

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New writing workshops, Serendipitea, Chorlton

Cake! And writing. Come along to our new creative writing workshops at Serendipitea, Chorlton.

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These workshops are cheaper than our city centre ones, to allow you to indulge in their lovely offer of a pot of tea and cake for £3.95. We’ll be doing lots of writing exercises, lots of feedback and lots of chatting. Hope to see you there.

To book a place, join and RSVP at our writing group here: http://meetup.com/writingmanchester


Dark fiction and suspense – Halloween creative writing workshop, 28th October, Manchester

Manchester Writing workshop
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friends Meeting House
Room 4, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS, Manchester (edit map)

Spooky stories – Halloween special edition.

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Our writing workshop this week will have a dark side. Plus cake.

Just bring yourselves and your pen and paper – or however you like to write. If you want to bring work to share that would be great too. There are plugs in the rooms.

Remember, all levels of writers welcome – expertise and freshness compliments each other. Hope to see you all soon.

Sarah
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How much? £10

Book here: http://meetup.com/WritingManchester


New city centre workshops, Manchester

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 201
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friends Meeting House
Room 4, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS, Manchester (edit map)

Price: GBP10.00/per person
Refund policy

This week’s workshop is on voice, humour and masculinity.

Bring work in progress (optional!) for the second part of the session.

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As ever, I’ll provide the snacks and exercises, you’ll bring yourselves and your pen and paper – or however you like to write. There are plugs in the rooms.

Remember, all levels of writers welcome – expertise and freshness compliments each other. Hope to see you all again soon.

Sarah
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Book here: http://bookwhen.com/WritingManchester


New self-study version of our How to: Write a Novel course

Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 For 90 days

£50 (£350 for traditional online study)

This is the self-study version of our How to: Write a Novel course.

You will follow the same itinerary as our online students and can either participate in the self-study forum for feedback, take work to your writer’s group, or be your own critic.

At the end of the course, you’ll receive a free quick manuscript appraisal of your novel, worth £40


Further details:

Everyone’s got a novel in them… have you? So what’s the difference between novels that languish in dusty drawers and those in the Waterstones display window? For most, the answer is study, perseverance and a helping hand.

This 3 month online course aims to equip you with the things every novelist needs: The idea, the ability and the guidance.

You will take part in weekly peer to peer writing workshops and gain first-rate tuition from Guardian Not the Booker nominee, Dr Sarah Dobbs, author of Killing Daniel.

We have links with publishers, editors and agents and will recommend selected students.

Book nowhttp://bookwhen.com/WritingManchester

    Week 1 – Introduction – inspiration and ideas.

    Week 2 – The First Page.

    Week 3 – Character as plot.

    Week 4 – Throughlines and timelining: how to plan

    Week 5 – Subplot and minor characters

    Week 6 – When and how to research. Mid-course review.

    Week 7 – Dynamic dialogue

    Week 8 – Voice, tone and POV

    Week 9 – Genre and description: the senses

    Week 10 – Drawing the strands to a close; endings

    Week 11 – Editing: redrafting with different lenses

    Week 12 – Review and where to go from here: the Agent, the covering letter & synopsis.


Promises promises – ‘commitment’ scholarships for gifted writers

Everybody needs it and most of us have had it. If not, we deserve it. But what is the riddle of ‘it’?

Simply, someone believing in you and offering a helping hand.

We want to hear from young writers with a real desire to write who just need a little jiggling and support to unlock their potential. In return, we’ll offer you a free place on our 12 week online novel course (worth £350), a 3 month and 6 month ‘check-up’ to view work and plan and achieve some writing goals and heavily subsidised mentoring/editing for the next year.

‘Young writers’ describes anyone fairly new to writing – there is no age limit or maximum.

To apply, please send sample writing (up to 5,000) to sarahjanedobbs@gmail.com and a covering letter briefly describing your experience to date. Writers may have had one novel published with an independent publisher. If in doubt, check with us.

Deadline: 1 November, 2014

The chosen writer needs to be available to take up their scholarship from mid January 2015. The winner will be announced 14 December, 2014


How to: Write a Novel – course offer

Last chance to book or 12 week course, starting Monday 27th September, was £350, now £175)

Book now – http:/bookwhen.com/writingmanchester

Everyone’s got a novel in them… have you? So what’s the difference between novels that languish in dusty drawers and those in the Waterstones display window? For most, the answer is study, perseverance and a helping hand.

This 3 month online course aims to equip you with the things every novelist needs: The idea, the ability and the guidance.

You will take part in weekly peer to peer writing workshops and gain first-rate tuition from Guardian Not the Booker nominee, Dr Sarah Dobbs, author of Killing Daniel (Unthank Books) and editor of English Langage, Literature and Creative Writing (Anthem Press)

We have links with publishers, editors and agents and will recommend selected students.

Week 1 – Introduction – inspiration and ideas.

Week 2 – The First Page.

Week 3 – Character as plot.

Week 4 – Throughlines and timelining: how to plan

Week 5 – Subplot and minor characters

Week 6 – When and how to research. Mid-course review.

Week 7 – Dynamic dialogue

Week 8 – Voice, tone and POV

Week 9 – Genre and description: the senses

Week 10 – Drawing the strands to a close; endings

Week 11 – Editing: redrafting with different lenses

Week 12 – Review and where to go from here: the Agent, the covering letter & synopsis.

Book now – http:/bookwhen.com/writingmanchester