JUMPSTART YOUR NOVEL
Set yourself up to write a really good novel with this eight-week long, tutored creative writing course.
Go to the Jericho Writers website for more information.
The Skyros Centre, Greece
Voice is each individual writer’s most powerful tool for channelling ideas. Writing with a clear voice can transform a work into one that affects readers from a deeper place, from beyond the words themselves.
Through instruction, discussion and practical application, Freeing Your Voice will guide you through techniques for both fiction and non-fiction, designed to connect with your ‘inner’ writing-self, whilst helping you identify the themes and stories that have meaning to you. This course will help you recognise the difference between the noisy, judgemental chitter-chatter of the mind, and the quieter, wiser voice of your inner writer.
By the end of the four-week course, you will have the beginnings of a piece of writing, either fiction or non-fiction, that reflects your own voice, and have the tools to breathe new life into existing writing projects.
• Two assignments, including reading material, discussion prompts and writing exercises
• Peer feedback on your first assignment
• Detailed written feedback from the course tutor on your final assignment
• A Q+A session with Kylie Fitzpatrick
• An online writing community, lasting beyond the end of the course
For more details and booking go to London Lit Lab.
The Skyros Centre, Greece
Write yourself a brighter future
Join our online event with Dr Kylie Fitzpatrick We’re hosting a wonderful one-hour online writing event with novelist Kylie Fitzpatrick, bestselling historical fiction author, lecturer, and researcher. She'll be teaching us a series of unique writing practices designed to take us beneath the noisy mind to the quiet. 6th April @ 8:00 PM GMT.
The Hero's Journey
1st September 2021 — 7:00pm to 8:30pm — Online
The Hero’s Journey is the writer’s map, providing all that is vital to brilliant, page-turning storytelling in a few key milestones. In this evening masterclass, author, editor and academic Kylie Fitzpatrick uses contemporary examples to highlight the patterns that define some of our greatest stories, and encourages you to assess which of these apply to your own writing.
This is an opportunity to use the Hero’s Journey as a check-list for your own work, and a means of developing a rescue plan if you’ve been unable to put your finger on why your narrative doesn’t quite work. You’ll be encouraged to ask key questions of your heroines and heroes, as well as their quests. What makes them leave the familiarity of their safe, ordinary life and go into their version of the unknown? And does your reader want to go along as your plot unfolds?
This is a session open to writers of all genres and experience. The six key stages of the Hero’s Journey are about character – and therefore story – progression, so whether the map of your protagonist leads to the ends of the earth or just to the bottom of the garden, the same guidance applies. And all in the hope of searching for the same outcome: to become an author of a journey that will grip readers from first page to last.
Booking & payment
The workshop fee of £30 (incl. VAT) is payable in full online.
This is a live online event which will be presented using video conferencing software. Joining instructions and full guidance will be provided by the W&A Team a week before the event start-date.
Event materials will be made available to attendees for a time-limited period after the event at the author's discretion.
Please note that payment instalment plans are available for all W&A events, writing courses and editing services.
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...an extraordinary teacher
I learnt an enormous amount. There are things that I will always use and be aware of. I will jump at any chance to do another short course with you and have recommended you to several people. You are an extraordinary teacher. I admire you hugely. Thank you for a brilliantly structured course that was a sanctuary and wonderful cerebral experience. I know my writing has improved as a result of the course. I am so grateful.
... rich ideas lifted from depth psychology
I got a great deal from Kylie's course on 'Writing for wellbeing’ which brought together a range of rich ideas lifted from depth psychology, poetry, creative writing and myriad magical sources that Kylie expertly drew upon. Kylie guided us through different writing techniques calmly and skilfully, with her experience of and enthusiasm for the methods shining through. The course, and Kylie, are one of a kind. I would recommend the course to anyone who is keen to experiment more with writing and get a sense of the deep benefits that it can bring.
... the need to be kinder
[The course] has enabled me to begin to come to terms with a few things and given fresh perspective on others, including the need to be kinder to all aspects of myself. I appreciated the time to explore issues present in our lives.
Through instruction, discussion and practical application, Finding Your Voice will help you learn techniques to connect with your most authentic writing-self, whilst helping you identify the themes and stories that have meaning to you. This course will help you recognise the difference between the noisy, judgemental chitter-chatter of the mind, and the quieter, wiser voice of your inner writer.
By the end of this six weeks, you will have the beginnings of a piece that reflects your unique and authentic voice, and have the tools to breathe new life into existing writing projects.
Course dates: 4 May – 15 June 2021
For full details and booking go to the London Lit Lab page.
See some reviews from my last course.