October 13, 2012
CONTACT: Maureen Oakeley
Theodore Bullfrog Pub, London, 12:00 for lunch and networking. Class will start at 12:30pm and last until 3:30pm. Possible Q and A until 4pm
You have a great opening and you know how your novel is going to end. But many writers find that through the middle part of the plot ideas begin to flag and this is often the point where people might give up. This workshop will look at why this problem occurs, identifying the potential pitfalls along the way and offering solutions to help you get back on track and complete the marathon of writing your novel. There will be writing exercises and opportunities to discuss your particular sticking points.
This Masterclass will be suitable for writers who already have a work in progress but not necessarily a completed first draft.
Miriam Halahmy is a novelist, poet and short story writer. She has taught kids, brought up kids and writes for young people of all ages. Miriam’s short story, Samir Hakkim’s Healthy Eating Diary, was included in the anthology, Give me Shelter, short listed for the UKLA Award 2008. She also has a piece in the new anthology, Under the Weather, published by Frances Lincoln. Her children’s book, Peppermint Ward, caught the attention of 2005 Children’s Laureate, Jacqueline Wilson, who commented, “honest and very reassuring.” Her book Hidden is published by Meadowside and her follow up book Illegal is out in 2012.
Places are limited, so please don’t hesitate to register by sending in your cheque and this form as soon as possible. A waiting list will be kept and people on the waiting list who do not have the chance to attend this masterclass will be given priority should there be enough interest to run an additional masterclass. The event is subject to change, but if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Maureen Oakeley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: £28 per class for SCBWI members , £35 for non members, £100 special SCBWI member discount when you book for 4 classes- £125 for 5 classes (all prices include a pre-ordered light lunch and a beverage).
For more information and a book form visit: http://britishscbwi.jimdo.com/events/masterclasses/