Sparks and Flames
Using research to inspire and enrich your writing
Saturday 16th Feb 2019 10am-1pm
In this half day masterclass you will discover ways to make your research work for you. Find out how how effective research can fuel your writing, making it all rich and delicious and fiery. Take a look at ways to use research to inspire new projects and breathe life into the flames of existing projects.
For her debut novel ‘If I Die Before I Wake’, Emily Koch interviewed doctors and nurses treating people with locked-in syndrome and learned to rock climb. She will present the whys and wherefores of good research, discussing which corners are worth cutting and how to make your fiction rock solid.
Alison Powell used her interest in the 1966 Aberfan mining disaster as a starting point for her prize-winning manuscript ‘When the Mountain Swallowed the Morning’. She’ll show you how following your own curiosity can lead you to fantastic characters and great stories.
Booking essential – £45.