Writers & Artists are joining forces with literature development charity Literature Works once again to bring you a day of getting to grips with the practicalities of writing. Including talks from an array of acclaimed authors, panel discussions with leading publishers, and insight from top literary agents, this is a day of discovery dedicated to how you can take your writing to the next level.
Taking place at Plymouth University, the day – which will cover essential aspects of the writing process, from immersing your characters into your writing world to the process of editing – will include: keynote talks from leading authors; panel discussions with leading literary agents, who are always on the lookout for debut authors to add to their lists. Furthermore, these sessions will also help you to understand the current market and offer guidance on the all important manuscript submission process.
08.30-09.00: Registration and welcome teas and coffees
09.00-09.30: Introduction and publishing industry overview from chair Alysoun Owen, Editor of the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook and the Children’s Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook
09.30-10.30: Writing is Re-Writing – the process of editing with author Wyl Menmuir
10.30-10.50: Short water break
10.50-11.50: First Chapters – immersing your readers into your world with author Joanna Nadin
11.50-12.20: Introducing Literature Works with CEO Helen Chaloner
12.20-13.30: Lunch break (lunch included)
13.30-14.30: Establishing pace and plot with author C.L.Taylor
14.30-16.00 How to submit your work to an agent: practical tips from literary agents Kate Johnson and Juliet Pickering