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Writing What You Don’t Know with Naomi Ishiguro

Writing What You Don’t Know with Naomi Ishiguro

In this workshop, we’ll look at how to write fiction about things outside your own life experience. Should you even attempt it? How should you do your research? What kind of questions should you be asking yourself? We’ll look at the work some writers who’ve pulled this off excellently, and maybe even do some exercises!
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Psychic Distance with Debi Alper

Psychic Distance with Debi Alper

Learning to use psychic distance – also called narrative distance – will make your writing more powerful, and your story more exciting and engaging for readers. In this session Debi will explain how this magical tool holds the key to POV, narrative voice, characters’ voices, and showing and telling.
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Update – Writing Goals for 2021: Yours and Ours

Update – Writing Goals for 2021: Yours and Ours

In January, we all – you and all of us – went public with our writing goals for the first six months of the year. Here we catch up and admit / boast about how we got on. Same deal for you. We’ll ask you to tell us in the chat what your goals were and how you fared.
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The Child Within and Without: Creating an Authentic Child’s Voice

The Child Within and Without: Creating an Authentic Child’s Voice

Join Sarah Ann Juckes for a workshop dealing with the elusive narrative voice of the child. Sarah will present a short talk with tips and observations about creating an authentic voice for child narrators/characters, followed by exercises which explore ways in which your material can be “translated” into the child voice, and finishing with a Q&A style discussion.
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The Bookseller’s Tale with Martin Latham

The Bookseller’s Tale with Martin Latham

Martin Latham has been a bookseller for over 35 years. His new book The Bookseller’s Tale is the story of our love affair with books and uncovers the curious history of our book obsession. Martin will be talking about the changing face of the bookselling industry, reading from his fantastic book and answering some of your questions.
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Honest Authors Live with Silé Edwards from Mushens Entertainment

Honest Authors Live with Silé Edwards from Mushens Entertainment

How do you get a book deal? Why does it take so long for a book to come out, even though it’s finished? Is it normal to totally freak out OR feel like a zombie on publication day? How many abandoned manuscripts does it take to finally hit a home run? What does being a bestseller actually mean and how many books do they sell?  Once you become an author, the questions from friends and family come thick and fast. But authors like Gillian McAllister and Holly Seddon are still bubbling over with their own questions – and figured they weren’t the only ones. This special live version of the Honest Authors podcast features literary agent Silé Edwards from the hugely successful literary agency, Mushens Entertainment.
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Write a Poem From Scratch with Reshma Ruia

Write a Poem From Scratch with Reshma Ruia

In this interactive session, Reshma Ruia will go beyond the technicalities of structure and syntax and talk about the joy one can find in using everyday language to create a poem and provide tips on writing, editing and performing poetry.
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In Conversation with Eve White and Rebecca Reid

In Conversation with Eve White and Rebecca Reid

Getting an agent is one challenge, but working with an agent is another story! Join Eve White and her client Rebecca Reid as they talk about their working relationship and offer advice and tips for aspiring authors.
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Writing for Young People – Final Steps

Writing for Young People – Final Steps

Take the final steps on our quest to write for young audiences in this final video from the Writing for Young People video course. Melvin recaps what we’ve learned in this course so far and signposts where to find more help.
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Editing

Editing

Editing your work can be a fun process for some, but a painstaking one for others. Learn how to be harsh and apply editing techniques first on existing text before you tackle your own in this final unit in the Writing for Young People video course.   Find a copy of the text alongside other worksheets in this unit above.
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The Two Hour Novel

The Two Hour Novel

Learn how to question and develop an idea you have for your novel using this ‘Two Hour Novel’ exercise. This video is unit three of the Writing for Young People video course.   Find download options for the two worksheets associated with this course above.
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Plot, Character and Story

Plot, Character and Story

Discover the core fundamentals of character, story and plot through the lens of some of the oldest stories around: Fairytales. This video is the second unit of the Writing for Young People video course. Download your worksheets above!
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Connecting with Your Inner Child

Connecting with Your Inner Child

Melvin asks us to journey back to our youth to discover our inner child and unlock the secrets of writing for young audiences. We’ll consider group dynamics and how friendships are integral to this stage of your life. This is the first unit of the Writing for Young People video course,    You can find the three worksheets associated with this course above – please download them and complete them in your own time. They’re yours to keep!
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Writing for Young People – Introduction

Writing for Young People – Introduction

An introduction to the Writing for Young People video course with Melvin Burgess. This course will teach you how to connect with your inner child, plot your story, develop your characters and even how to edit your drafts.
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Digital First Publishing Panel with Jasper Joffe, Sara-Jade Virtue and Jenny Geras, hosted by Anna Burtt

Digital First Publishing Panel with Jasper Joffe, Sara-Jade Virtue and Jenny Geras, hosted by Anna Burtt

Digital first publishing is a growing trend in the industry. This panel of expert digital first publishers will be discussing the benefits and the process.
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Friday Night Live Round One, July 2021

Friday Night Live Round One, July 2021

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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In Conversation with a Top USA Independent Publisher

In Conversation with a Top USA Independent Publisher

You’ve got a book deal, and now it’s time to meet… your editor! But what, exactly, does your editor do? Kendall Storey, editor at Catapult and Soft Skull Press, will give an inside look into the editorial process at one of the US’ most exciting indie publishers.
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Writing Comedy in Books, Screenplays and Short Stories

Writing Comedy in Books, Screenplays and Short Stories

In this workshop, Trinidadian novelist and stand-up comedian Lisa Allen-Agostini shows how she’s wielded humour in fiction, poetry and short film while dealing with serious social issues. The workshop will look at the art of the joke and apply it to other kinds of writing.
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From Moodboard to Chapter: Using Films to Inspire your Novel with Holly Race

From Moodboard to Chapter: Using Films to Inspire your Novel with Holly Race

Films can provoke a multitude of emotions from a single, silent frame: awe, heartbreak, joy… In this workshop, you will learn a range of techniques to create visual, impactful scenes that capture on the page all the soaring emotion of the best films. Bring your moodboards or screenshots from your favourite on-screen scenes.
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In Conversation with Amanda Prowse

In Conversation with Amanda Prowse

With over twenty-seven books under her belt, and millions of sales globally, Amanda Prowse is one of the most prolific authors writing today. Amanda discusses her career, her experience publishing with HoZ and Amazon, and the huge community she’s built around her work.   Warning: This discussion includes mention of suicidal ideation
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Self-Editing with Harry Bingham July 2021

Self-Editing with Harry Bingham July 2021

In this session, Harry will take a few samples of your work and edit them live on screen, while talking about his thought processes in doing so. You’ll be able to participate via chat and agree with Harry’s changes, loudly disagree – or offer options of your own.
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Unlocking Poetry with Cecilia Knapp

Unlocking Poetry with Cecilia Knapp

How do we start writing a poem? How do we discover what we want to write about? Using a series of exercises, restrictions and fantastic poems as a spring board, Cecilia will lead you through a playful, low pressure workshop which will help you plant some seeds for some poems. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first time writer, this workshop will suit you.
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Writing Secondary Characters and Relationships with Kira-Anne Pelican

Writing Secondary Characters and Relationships with Kira-Anne Pelican

Some of the most memorable characters in fiction aren’t protagonists, but secondary characters. In this hour long workshop you will learn psychological approaches towards creating compelling secondary characters with dynamic and engaging relationships, the laws of attraction, and how to reveal reveal intimacy or power dynamics through subtext.
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How to Harness Questions to Drive Plot with Kate Bradley

How to Harness Questions to Drive Plot with Kate Bradley

Does your novel lack pace? Do you feel that sometimes you’re not sure where to go next? Do you fear the saggy middle? Learn how to raise questions within your writing to drive plot forward. Curiosity within your readers is key – regardless of genre – so learn how to harness the power of the question, to ensure your plot works for you.
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Making The Origins of Iris: the Author, the Agent and the Editor

Making The Origins of Iris: the Author, the Agent and the Editor

Author of the critically-acclaimed debut The Wolf Road, Beth Lewis returns with her brand new novel The Origins of Iris. We’ll be in conversation with the author, the agent and the editor to discuss how this exciting book came to fruition.
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Writing Good Sex in Fiction with Holly Dawson

Writing Good Sex in Fiction with Holly Dawson

‘Sex in fiction simply doesn’t work’, said Alexander Waugh, chair of the Bad Sex in Fiction Award – will this workshop turn you into the writer to prove him wrong? Using a range of contemporary and historical examples (both good and ‘bad’), we will explore the most effective ways to make your manuscript bristle with carnality, from the vocabulary you use to what point it serves in your book. Harness the senses, carefully select your imagery, use the scenes to show plot and character – and what to avoid along the way.
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Writing Forgotten Histories Into Mainstream Memory with Victoria Princewill

Writing Forgotten Histories Into Mainstream Memory with Victoria Princewill

Exploring storytelling from eras untouched by rigorous academic inquiry. How does one tell a story from the perspective of someone whose world they cannot envisage? What are the responsibilities of the author? What materials can be used as an entry point? How to balance lending your imagination with presenting an authentic perspective of a period character?
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Writing the Environment with Naomi Booth

Writing the Environment with Naomi Booth

What makes the setting of a work of fiction come alive? How might the ‘environment’ of a story interact with its characters? In this workshop, we’ll think about the environment as ecology—as a network of connections that is at the heart of writing. We’ll look at recent ideas about the environment—including ‘dark ecology’, and micro and macro perspectives—to explore different ways to write about the natural world.   Download the handout from this session here
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Writing Your Non-Fiction Proposal with Anniki Sommerville

Writing Your Non-Fiction Proposal with Anniki Sommerville

In this workshop we learn how to ensure your non-fiction idea stands out from the crowd and how to create an impactful non-fiction book pitch including synopsis, and chapter headings. We’ll also talk about how to get over imposter syndrome and the inner critic who will often stand in the way of you progressing your idea forward.
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Conclusion and Next Steps

Conclusion and Next Steps

In the final video of this course, Nicholas Erik wraps up everything we’ve learned in the Amazon Ads Video Course and discusses where to find more help from here.
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Manage, track and refine your Amazon Ads

Manage, track and refine your Amazon Ads

In the tenth module of this course, Nicholas Erik give us some tips on putting all your learning so far into action. You’ll learn how to refine, track and manage the schedule of your ads going forwards.
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Amazon Sponsored Brand Ads

Amazon Sponsored Brand Ads

In the ninth module of this course, Nicholas Erik takes us through the set-up process for Sponsored Brand ads.
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Amazon ASIN Ads

Amazon ASIN Ads

In the eighth module of this course, Nicholas Erik takes us through the set-up process for Amazon ASIN ads.
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Amazon Keyword Ads

Amazon Keyword Ads

In the seventh module of this course, Nicholas Erik takes us through the set up process of Amazon keyword ads.
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ASIN Keyword Research

ASIN Keyword Research

In the sixth module of this course, Nicholas Erik uncovers the secrets of ASIN keyword Research on the Amazon Ads platform.
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Amazon Category Ads

Amazon Category Ads

In the fifth module of this course, Nicholas Erik takes us through the set up of Amazon category ads.
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Amazon Auto Ads

Amazon Auto Ads

In the fourth module of this course, Nicholas Erik takes us through the set up of Amazon Auto Ads.
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Amazon Dashboard Overview

Amazon Dashboard Overview

In the third module of this course, Nicholas Erik gives us an overview of the Amazon Ads dashboard (June 2021).
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Amazon Ads Key Metrics

Amazon Ads Key Metrics

In the second module of this course, Nicholas Erik takes us through key metrics including CPC, CTR, ACOS and conversion.
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Amazon Ads Overview

Amazon Ads Overview

In the first module of this course, Nicholas Erik gives us an overview of Amazon Ads, including a brief background of the service, strengths, weaknesses and an introduction to different advert types.
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Amazon Ads Introduction

Amazon Ads Introduction

In this introductory video, Nicholas Erik shares who he is, who the course is for and what the course will cover.
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Ask Two Top Agents Anything (UK & USA)

Ask Two Top Agents Anything (UK & USA)

Are there things you’ve always wanted to ask a literary agent? Well, now is your chance. We’re joined by Laura Williams from Greene & Heaton in the UK and Sonali Chachani from Folio Lit in the USA to answer all your agent-related questions.
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The Art of Travel Writing with Monisha Rajesh

The Art of Travel Writing with Monisha Rajesh

Join award-winning travel writer Monisha Rajesh as she discusses the art of travel writing. From gathering stories, making notes, taking photographs, interviewing and bringing a scene to life, Rajesh will share her secrets on how to create a compelling tale.
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Write Your Book in an Hour with Cesca Major

Write Your Book in an Hour with Cesca Major

Blank page and no idea how to begin? This practical hour-long workshop is guaranteed to kickstart your inspiration. We will explore the nuts and bolts of what a satisfying story needs. If you want to write commercial fiction that readers will adore this workshop is perfect for you!
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The Brand Called You: Personal & Professional Branding for Authors with Lisa Montanaro

The Brand Called You: Personal & Professional Branding for Authors with Lisa Montanaro

It’s time to identify and write your author brand story, including who you are, why you write, and what you write. Through exercises and examples, discover how to effectively showcase your Brand Strands — visual, auditory, print, and online — to best position yourself for a successful future writing career.
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How to Keep Writing When You Feel Like an Imposter with Fiona Thomas

How to Keep Writing When You Feel Like an Imposter with Fiona Thomas

Join author and mental health speaker Fiona Thomas to discuss a topic that afflicts almost every single writer: imposter syndrome. Through tried and tested advice and creative prompts, this workshop will ease you into writing, help you overcome self-doubt and put pen to paper!
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Short Fiction Workshop with Holly Dawson

Short Fiction Workshop with Holly Dawson

Get creative with a series of writing exercises that will get your writing muscles flexing. Find out how short fiction can break a bad case of writer’s block, crack character motivation and help you write with care and intention.
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In Conversation with Mark Dawson

In Conversation with Mark Dawson

Harry Bingham quizzes Mark Dawson about his writing, his books, and how he started his self-publishing empire.
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In Conversation with Caleb Azumah Nelson

In Conversation with Caleb Azumah Nelson

We kick off our Summer Festival with one of this year’s bright young debut novelists, Caleb Azumah Nelson.
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Introducing the Summer Festival of Writing 2021

Introducing the Summer Festival of Writing 2021

Welcome to The Summer Festival of Writing; a three-month long festival featuring workshops, webinars and interviews with some of the most exciting writers and publishers working at the moment. We’ll talk through the programme and answer any questions you have about the event.
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