Friday 24 April 11:00 – 16:00

Ticket price includes lunch and refreshments

Tickets go on sale to ChipLitFest Friends from 24 February and to the general public from 2 March

St Mary's Parish Rooms



£50.00 each

Award-winning authors, Lucy Atkins and Mick Herron, lead this comprehensive, invaluable creative writing masterclass.

11:00 - 13:00
1. To plan or not to plan? (& how to do both). Beginnings and endings. Plotting basics.
2. Settings: why they matter, how to choose one, the difference a setting makes.

13:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 16:00
3. Creating believable characters: how to develop both main characters and extras. Using detail, interactions, backstory & dialogue to build characterisation.
4. Page turning techniques: how to keep the reader reading. How to create intrigue, and raise the stakes.

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