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Unpacking The Submission Package

Unpacking The Submission Package

This webinar will cover the practicalities of submitting to agents and beyond. From covering letter to synopsis and opening pages, Imogen will share some common pitfalls, and tips on how to make your submission stand out.
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What Do Book Bloggers Do?

What Do Book Bloggers Do?

We’ve all heard of Book Bloggers, but what do they actually do, and how can authors and bloggers work together effectively? In this Workshop, Clare will talk about her experience as a Blogger, but also how you as an author can find the right blogger and audience for your book.
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Working With Your Commissioning Editor

Working With Your Commissioning Editor

Kish Widyaratna will talk through the commissioning process at Picador; the literary imprint at Pan Macmillan. Using case studies, Kish will discuss what stands out about what books, how she commissions them, what authors can do to give themselves the best chance of getting published, and what happens once the book is out there.
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The Author Editor Relationship

The Author Editor Relationship

Bestselling crime writer Elizabeth Haynes was a police intelligence analyst when her first novel became an overnight sensation. Ten years and eight books later, she still shares early drafts with her editor and publisher Candida Lacey. Together they talk about different stages of the editorial process, and the trust and cheerleading that make the finished book.
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The Traditional Publishing Process

The Traditional Publishing Process

Non Pratt and Robin Stevens will use their careers as authors and years of editorial experience help demystify every stage of the publishing process and explain how to be the best author you can be in 2020.
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The Truth Behind Book Pr

The Truth Behind Book Pr

Georgina will run you through the publicity process from the beginning to end. Using successful campaigns as case studies, Georgia will debunk myths behind the book publicity process and answer your questions about how to publicise your own work.
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The US Publishing Landscape And Getting Published

The US Publishing Landscape And Getting Published

In this workshop we’ll discuss the process of selling and publishing a first novel in the US, from getting an agent through release day. I’ll demystify the process for new writers hoping to publish soon, sharing details from my own experience as well as knowledge of the industry.
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Quiet Poetry Workshop

Quiet Poetry Workshop

We’ll reflect on our relationship to quiet; being alone in meditation, the awkward quiet of people around a dinner table with nothing to say or the comfortable quiet shared with a romantic partner. We’ll read and discuss poems on this topic and use them as models to write our own.
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Self-Edit Your Novel Mini-Course (Live)

Self-Edit Your Novel Mini-Course (Live)

Based on the phenomenally successful six-week online course, this mini-course will cover everything from structure, plot, pace, characters, voice, POV, psychic distance and all the other elements of your writing, to give you the tools you need to create a final draft ready to submit to agents, or self-publish.
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Seven Productivity Myths

Seven Productivity Myths

It’s easy to take a class on productivity from an author or productivity guru and think you’re getting the best information for your brain. But are you? Join Becca Syme, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and Author Success Coach, to find out if you are believing any of these productivity myths, and what to do instead.
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Should An Author Write For The Market?

Should An Author Write For The Market?

Publishers are experts in audience and readership they have to be to do their job. But how much should a writer consider audience and readership? Can it help in the writing or is it best to stay in your bubble? As a professional marketer of books, and as a multi-published author, I look at the view from both sides of the aisle.
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Show, Don’t Tell Mini-Course

Show, Don’t Tell Mini-Course

Show, don’t tell is one of the most universal and crucial pieces of advice we hear as novelists. But what exactly does it mean, and how do we learn to do it? We look at how to master this all-important fiction-writing technique.
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Social Media And Branding For Authors

Social Media And Branding For Authors

BadRedhead Media’s webinar will cover author branding and social media to help you set the stage necessary to build the strongest foundation possible for success. She’ll break it all down for you in easy-to-understand steps!
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The Art Of Literary Fiction

The Art Of Literary Fiction

Is there really such a thing as literary fiction? How do people write it? What makes it sell or not sell so much? In this workshop I’ll be answering all these questions, as well as making the case for art and trying to persuade you that aiming high is worth your while.
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In Conversation With Folio Literary Management

In Conversation With Folio Literary Management

Marcy Posner and Claudia Cross will be in conversation to talk about Folio Literary Management one of the USA’s most successful literary agencies. Marcy Posner has spent fifteen years on the editorial side of the business and twice as many years agenting. Claudia Cross has perfected agenting with impressive levels of individualized attention and dedication to her author’s literary lives.
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In Conversation With Linwood Barclay

In Conversation With Linwood Barclay

Linwood Barclay is an international bestselling crime and thriller author with over twenty critically acclaimed novels to his name, including the phenomenal number one bestseller No Time For Goodbye. Every Linwood Barclay book is a masterclass in characterisation, plot and the killer twist, and with sales of over 7 million copies globally, his books have been sold in more than 39 countries around the world and he can count Stephen King, Shari Lapena and Peter James among his many fans. Born in the US, his parents moved to Canada just as he was turning four, and he’s lived there ever since. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Neetha. They have two grown children.
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In Conversation With Neil Gaiman And Chris Riddell

In Conversation With Neil Gaiman And Chris Riddell

Join two household names for an exciting evening of live storytelling, drawing and a Q&A from the audience.
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Life Writing & Creative Non-Fiction

Life Writing & Creative Non-Fiction

Writing about real lives and experiences your own, or someone else’s is rewarding but also daunting. How do you fill the gaps? How do you keep the reader reading? In this practical workshop we will explore how to set about shaping and developing real-life material into a satisfying narrative.
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Memoir Writing For Healing And Transformation

Memoir Writing For Healing And Transformation

Writing our memoirs can be healing and transformative. In this webinar, you’ll learn about the three essential types of writing that memoir needs. I’ll explain how using them brings you, the author, fresh insight and understanding. And how to utilise these techniques to gift your readers with a truly authentic experience.
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Memoir: Write What You Know

Memoir: Write What You Know

Are you writing about your whole life, or one particular time? Either way, you’ll need to know how to make sense of the story in your head. In this webinar, Marnie will show you how to start writing and make a writing plan to carry you to completion.
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Mindfullness Writing Exercises

Mindfullness Writing Exercises

An introduction to mindfulness meditation and therapeutic creative writing. A series of short exercises to encourage everyone to write down their lives on paper with a pen for personal empowerment and to leave a record for future generations. No writing experience needed, just a notebook, pen and sense of adventure!
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Open Book Doctor Surgery – July 2020

Open Book Doctor Surgery – July 2020

This is your chance to ask for feedback on any area of your story. Got a worry about characters? Plot? Genre? Or any part of the submission process? As authors themselves, Tanya and Debi know the industry from both sides, having also edited hundreds of novels over the years.
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Polishing Your Opening Chapters With A Top Agent

Polishing Your Opening Chapters With A Top Agent

In this workshop you will learn how to edit and polish your open chapters from pacing to characterisation, scene-setting to suspense, Juliet Mushens will talk you through the best way to hook an agent with those crucial opening pages.
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How To Write Setting

How To Write Setting

We all know how vividly fiction can transport us from our immediate surroundings to other landscapes, climates and worlds, but just how is that magic pulled off? In this workshop we’ll look at the practicalities of how to write fiction with a strong sense of place.
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In Conversation With Adam Croft

In Conversation With Adam Croft

Join Harry Bingham as he interviews one of the most successful independent authors in the world. We’ll find out what makes a bestselling self-published author. Please note this interview will be pre-recorded.
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In Conversation With Bookouture

In Conversation With Bookouture

Bookouture is a digital imprint offering BIG publisher expertise, small publisher flexibility and high royalties. They publish bestselling books, build author brands and create smart, effective marketing plans for every single title.
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From Draft One To Debut

From Draft One To Debut

Philippa East’s debut novel Little White Lies sold at auction to HQ/HarperCollins in 2018 and was published in 2020. In this workshop, Philippa shares her 10-year(!) writing journey (the highs and the lows) and outlines the fundamental steps she believes every writer needs to take to achieve their publication dreams.
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From Facts To Fiction: Launching A Debut During A Pandemic

From Facts To Fiction: Launching A Debut During A Pandemic

Eve launched her speculative thriller The Waiting Rooms in the midst of the coronavirus lockdown. If that wasn’t challenging enough, her debut is set after an antibiotic crisis where drug-resistant pandemics have decimated the population. Eve discusses what inspired her to write this all-too-prescient thriller as well as publishing in such unprecedented times.
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Get Your Submission Ready: Children’s And YA

Get Your Submission Ready: Children’s And YA

Knowing if you’re truly submission ready can be daunting. In this workshop, we will go over the do’s and don’ts of the Cover letter and synopsis; work out the perfect elevator pitch’; ensure that your manuscript is at its best; and work out which agents to approach.
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Getting Published: The Options

Getting Published: The Options

If you’re writing a book, you will almost certainly have thought about publishing it. There are various options out there, but which route is right for you? Led by experienced publisher Clare Christian, this friendly session will bring clarity to the options, and will help you to consider which route is the best for you.
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Honest Authors Live

Honest Authors Live

Bestsellers Gillian McAllister and Holly Seddon are the Honest Authors. On their podcast they talk about the realities of being a traditionally published author every high and every low as well as their journeys to publication, writing processes and how to keep coming up with ideas.
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How Authors And Agents Work Together

How Authors And Agents Work Together

Join debut author Claire McGlasson (The Rapture, Faber, 2019) and her agent Laura Williams (Greene & Heaton) for a panel exploring how authors and agents work together, and how to choose the right partnership for you. Claire and Laura first met at the Festival of Writing.
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How To Actually Revise A Whole Book

How To Actually Revise A Whole Book

Novel revision is often feared, reviled, and avoided, sometimes for years. You know your book needs revision, but the idea of starting is daunting. In this workshop, you will learn how to save the passages that are keepers while culling the ones that don’t make the cut, and at the same time, you’ll learn your own ideal editing process to make revision manageable and fun.
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How To Adapt A Novel Into A Screenplay

How To Adapt A Novel Into A Screenplay

In this workshop Cal will take you through the adaptation process involved in turning a novel into a screenplay. Cal will also highlight all the beginner’s pitfalls to avoid so you can make your adaptation the very best it can be.
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How To Build An Author Platform

How To Build An Author Platform

Authors today are often instructed to get their name out there or build a platform without specific guidance offered. This workshop will cut through the noise and show you which elements of a platform are actually worth spending time on, those which sell books and build your readership.
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How To Find The Time To Finish Your Novel

How To Find The Time To Finish Your Novel

When you’re trying to write around children, work or studies, it’s hard to structure your time to get that book finished. But it is possible! From giving yourself permission and getting support, to making the most of every minute, this webinar will help you get to the finish line.
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How To Judge A Designer By His Cover

How To Judge A Designer By His Cover

Bookshops and libraries present a bewildering array of covers all vying for attention. But what are the processes that are involved in creating a cover from brief to final artwork, and how can factors such as the genre, cost, market and author needs alter the direction of the creation?
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How To Make Writing Dreams A Reality Mini Course

How To Make Writing Dreams A Reality Mini Course

This mini-course will help you thrive in the face of the psychological and emotional challenges that life as a writer brings. You’ll learn how to use your fear to retain full control over your writing dreams, instead of giving your power away to the first agent or editor who shows an interest in you.
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Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice

Whether you’re writing in first or third person, creating an engaging voice (and getting this right for the story) is essential. This workshop will explore what we mean by voice, analysing the elements of a strong voice and working out ways to ensure the voice leaps from the page in your story.
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How To Write A Novel In Six Months

How To Write A Novel In Six Months

Thomas Emson teaches the method he uses to write his novels. You will learn how to: write a novel without letting it take over your life; find ideas; structure your book using scenes and sequences; achieve you goal without having to write every day; make sure you finish your book.
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Friday Night Live Final – 2020

Friday Night Live Final – 2020

Writers have walked away from the Friday Night Live Festival competition with offers of representation. Will this be your year? Join us and an expert panel of literary agents as we hear their feedback on the six shortlisted entries and crown the overall winner of 2020.
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Friday Night Live: Round One – 2020

Friday Night Live: Round One – 2020

More writers have left Friday Night Live with an offer of representation than any other competition we’ve ran in the past fifteen years. Join eight longlisted writers for round one of this extra-special event, where we’ll hear the winning extracts and find out why they were chosen.
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Friday Night Live: Round Two – 2020

Friday Night Live: Round Two – 2020

More writers have left Friday Night Live with an offer of representation than any other competition we’ve ran in the past fifteen years. Join eight longlisted writers for round two of this extra-special event, where we’ll hear the winning extracts and find out why they were chosen.
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10 Ways To Start A Short Story

10 Ways To Start A Short Story

Got some great ideas for your story but not sure how to start or structure it? Just want some inspiration to help you get that first draft under way? This session will offer a rich range of different approaches, illustrated by classic stories and topped off with some tips from an award-winning story writer and author of the collection Hotel du Jack.
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Ask A Debut Author

Ask A Debut Author

Taj Fregene met his agent at the Festival of Writing last year. He’s currently editing his book ‘All Of Our Tomorrows’. This an opportunity to ask an author directly about their experience signing with an agent and completing their first novel.
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Author-Led Marketing

Author-Led Marketing

A fun, interactive, informal session designed for authors. Learn what works and what doesn’t when it comes to DIY marketing. Helen will share strategies from the Literally PR toolkit that can help you elevate your author career. Create a 10-step action plan you can implement straight away!
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Behind The Publication Process

Behind The Publication Process

Jessica Williams from HarperCollins and Kate Elizabeth Russell discuss the publication process behind the New York Times Bestseller, MY DARK VANESSA.
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Building Your Crime Novel

Building Your Crime Novel

A good crime novel is tightly plotted, formal in construction yet needs to deliver at least one major detonation of surprise. In this workshop, we’ll work on identifying and assembling the elements that go into a crime novel and we’ll uncover techniques that work for any book at all.
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Commercial Fiction Mini-Course

Commercial Fiction Mini-Course

A partially interactive workshop focusing on what commercial fiction is, and what editors look for. We will focus on how to hook a publisher, and help you hone your writing to ensure it stands out. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions about the fiction publishing process.
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Create Your Own Book Video

Create Your Own Book Video

Book videos can be useful at every stage of the publication process. The technology is finally simple enough that anyone can make their own promotional videos. This step-by-step guide demonstrates how to write a script, film, edit, and publish your video, using free software and equipment you might already have.
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