Writing Masterclasses To Inspire, Motivate, Inform & To Take You To The Next Level of Creativity

Designed for creative writers at all levels of the writing spectrum. Each Masterclass and tutorial is personally constructed and hosted by internationally recognised author Andy Oakes, whose novels have been translated into more than twenty languages, and which are sold throughout the World.

THE NEW FICTION WRITER

How to free your creativity

£490

A fascinating, inspirational and insightful weekend Writing Masterclass for those who have a creative instinct and who are new to novel or short story writing.

Designed for writers of any genre and any level, the course leaves no stone unturned… and will furnish you with a tool-box of skills and the ‘mindfulness’ and writer’s psychology  to move you onto the next level of creativity.

Your two day inspirational Masterclass also includes refreshments and fully catered lunches at the iconic Grand Hotel, Brighton.

In addition to this you will also receive a voucher which entitles you to a manuscript of your choosing to be critiqued by THE BOOK SURGEON – Andy Oakes. This critique in report form has a value of £450.

13th and 14th of July 2019

09.00-16.30

The Grand Hotel Brighton

Masterclass Content

  • Why do we write… and why do you want to write ?

  • Reasons why aspiring writers don’t finish their novels ?

  • Getting started on the writing process.

  • The skills writers need to harness their creativity

  • Facing up to the obstacles to writing – What are your obstacles ?

  • The Psychology of the writer and writing

  • How to tame your inner critic… and to continue writing

  • Finding your unique writers voice

  • What you need to generate great ideas

  • What makes a great story ?

  • The short story or the novel ? The skill-set that you require for both

  • Terrific tips on writing a fantastic short story

  • Easy steps to go from short story to novel writing

  • How to ‘hook’ your readers from the very first line… and keep them ‘hooked’

  • Great endings… to write and to be remembered

The Tool-Box of Essential Writing Skills

  • To plot or to plunge ?

  • Pace and narrative drive

  • Perspective – Point of view

  • Characterisations that live and breathe

  • Descriptions and setting unforgettable scenes

  • How to write memorable dialogue

THE ASPIRING FICTION WRITER

How To Move Up To The Next Level

£490

A motivational, empathic and highly creative weekend Writing Masterclass for those aspiring fiction writers who want to take their work to the next level… with publication possibly in mind. This in-depth course will re-energise your batteries and equip you.

Your two day inspirational Masterclass also includes refreshments and fully catered lunches at the iconic Grand Hotel, Brighton.

In addition to this you will also receive a voucher which entitles you to a manuscript of your choosing to be critiqued by THE BOOK SURGEON – Andy Oakes. This critique in report form has a value of £450.

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Masterclass Content

  • The use of ‘mindfulness’ manage your fears and to fuel your writing

  • Harnessing your creativity and how to get into the ‘Writing Zone’

  • A ‘tool-box’ of Psychological tips to take your writing to the next level

  • The elements that make a great story

  • How to look for that ‘gap’ in the market

  • The Psychology of storytelling

  • Literary tools to add the ‘Wow Factor’ to your manuscript

  • Research… when to Use it and when to lose it !

  • How to make your unique writers voice shout ! The writers ‘Unique Voice Triangle’

  • How to think outside of the box and innovate new ideas?

  • Place and atmosphere

  • How to create strong mood in a novel

  • The ‘pro’s and con’s’ of plotting your novel or not plotting ?

  • Writing characters to remember

  • Good old fashioned storytelling

  • What you need to write a 5-star chapter 1

  • The art of manipulating readers feelings

  • Writing dialogue like a pro

  • The art of description

  • How to write physical descriptions of your characters

  • Last chapters: Great and memorable ways to end a chapter

  • How to polish your manuscript… and when to stop polishing your manuscript

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