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Bude Writing Retreat 2018

with Author and Editor Claire Wingfield

Come along to 3 linked workshops to inspire your writing and learn about book publishing. 

Workshop 1 – Tues 10th July, 10am-1.30pm, Bude Castle

What Makes a Book Sell – and how can we transfer this to our own writing and delight our readers?

Looking at a number of successfully published books, we will workshop individual pitches / book ideas.

We will set goals for the week and discuss obstacles to our writing.

Workshop 2  Weds 111h July, 10am-1.30pm, Bude Castle

Learning from Comparative Texts

Each member of the workshop will nominate a book for the group to read in advance of the workshop; we will all make notes on the opening 5 chapters to discuss structure, style and the elements of a successful read.

There will be time in this workshop for writers to consider how to transfer what they have learnt to their writing projects, and discuss this.

A week to write!

Workshop 3 Weds 18th July, 10am-1.30pm, Bude Castle

Practical Editing Workshop

A chance to focus line-by-line on your writing. Writers can submit up to 3 chapters of their work; from this I will highlight areas for editorial consideration. Participants will sharpen editorial skills and a section of each piece of writing will be edited.

We will discuss writing and publishing strategy of each writer moving forwards. (I will try to schedule these as short 1-to-1 talks, depending on participant numbers.)

During the 3 sessions there will also be the opportunity to take part in some writing exercises to create fresh material.



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Claire is the author of Creative Writing guide '52 Dates for Writers – Ride a Tandem, Assume an Alias and 50 Other Ways to Improve your Novel Draft'.  





Claire will also be available throughout July for one-to-one coaching session for writers living / holidaying in or near Bude. Email contact@clairewingfield.co.uk for more information.