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A rare opportunity for some one to one work on your writing. Kathryn Price has 20 years' experience writing and editing in the publishing industry and freelance: first working for agents and then as managing editor and co-director of Cornerstones. She is co-author of On Editing, which has become a go-to guide for authors, educators and industry professionals; and she is course director of Edit Your Novel the Professional Way, an online course run by Cornerstones along with the Professional Writing Academy.

DATE: 13/07/24

TIME: 1.30pm - 4.30pm

VENUE: Alton Library

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We have a limited number of spaces for a small workshop with Kathryn, for which you will submit a sample of your work (first 5 pages of your work) in advance. Kathryn will run the 3-hour workshop, including time one to one with each delegate, and tailored feedback on your work. 

The workshop will focus on the first five pages of a novel, considering 5 key elements that an agent or editor will be looking for in those 5 pages.

  • Character 

  • Point of View and Voice

  • Description

  • Pace 

  • Tension and conflict

Participants’ work should be submitted to the Festival 4 weeks before the date of the course so that Kathryn is able to complete her pre-work. As well as the exercises we go through on the day, Kathryn will mark up each author's work so that you have feedback to take away with you. The workshop will be very interactive with mini-exercises that you may complete individually and share with the group if you feel confident.

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