Six-month London Course With Laura Barnett

Our six-month novel-writing course will help you get the best out of your novel, with intensive teaching and lively input from our agent team in a dynamic environment.

COURSE DATES

Feb 18 2019 - Jul 11 2019

Overview

Find your writing voice in our highly selective novel-writing course, taking place at the heart of one of the UK’s biggest literary agencies. Our expert tutor will help you develop your story and hone your prose, while sessions with literary agents, editors and leading authors will teach you how to pitch to the publishing industry. This is our ‘big’ London-based course for people who have decided they want to take their writing seriously.

Laura Barnett

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Guest Speakers

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Sophie Lambert


Agent
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Jenny Quintana


Author
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Karolina Sutton


Agent
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Lucy Morris


Agent
Bev Thomas

Bev Thomas


Author
Catherine Cho, associate agent

Catherine Cho


Agent
Carla Josephson, Commissioning Editor at Borough Press

Carla Josephson


Publisher
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Lucy Luck


Agent
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Publisher
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Alice Lutyens


Agent

Course Schedule

WEEK 1

Introductions

Mon 18 Feb
Teaching session, with Laura and Anna + Workshop

Tue 19 Feb
Guest speaker session with Catherine Cho and Lucy Morris (CB), alongside Carla Josephson (Editor with Borough Press)

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WEEK 2

Inspiration, Ideas and Research

Mon 25 Feb
Teaching session + Workshop
Writing Workshop

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WEEK 3

Plotting and Story

Mon 4 March

Teaching session + Workshop

 

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WEEK 4

Openings

Thurs 14 March
Teaching session + Workshop

 

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WEEK 5

Characterisation: Developing Your Protagonists and Supporting Cast

Thurs 21 March
Teaching session + Workshop

 

 

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WEEK 6

Narrative Point of View

Tue 26 March
Guest speaker session with Alice Lutyens (CB) with Elisa Lodato (author)

Thurs 28 March
Teaching session  + Workshop

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WEEK 7

Voice and Tone

Tue 2 April
Guest speaker session with Lucy Luck (C+W) alongside Mark Richards (John Murray

Thurs 4 April
Teaching session + Workshop

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WEEK 8

Dialogue

Wed 10 April
Guest speaker session with Sophie Lambert (C+W) alongside Jenny Quintana

Thursday 11 April
Teaching session + Workshop

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WEEK 9

Detail: drawing the general from the particular

Tue 16 April
Guest speaker session with Karolina Sutton and Bev Thomas (author)

Thursday 18 April
Teaching session + Workshop

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WEEK 10

Easter Break

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WEEK 11

Guest tutor session 1

Mon 29 April
Special guest tutor session with Nikita Lalwani

Tues 30 April
Special guest tutor session with Nikita Lalwani

Thurs 2 May
Special guest tutor session with Nikita Lalwani

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WEEK 12

Place-writing

Thurs 9 May 
Teaching session + Workshop

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WEEK 13

Writing from Life

Thurs 16 May
Teaching session + Workshop

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WEEK 14

Break week

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WEEK 15

Blocks, Confidence, Motivation

Thurs 30 May
Teaching session + Workshop

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WEEK 16

Endings

Thurs 6 June
Teaching session + Workshop

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WEEK 17

Synopsis I

Tue 11 June
Letters to Agents session

Thurs 13 June
Synopsis I, with Laura
Writing Workshop

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WEEK 18

Synopsis II

Thursday 20 June
Synopsis II, with Laura
Writing Workshop

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WEEK 19

Guest tutor session 2

Monday 24 June
Special guest tutor session with Simon Wroe

Tues 25 June
Special guest tutor session with Simon Wroe

Thurs 27 June
Special guest tutor session with Simon Wroe

 

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WEEK 20

Editing and Rewriting

Thurs 4 July
Teaching session + Workshop

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WEEK 21

Conclusions

Tues 9 July
Drinks evening with agents at CB and C+W

Thurs 11 July
Teaching session, With Laura and Anna

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