Writing Fiction with Richard Skinner

  • Richard Jefferies Museum
  • September 5
  • 10:00 - 16:00
  • £45.00
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This workshop is designed for writers of any level, from absolute beginner to fine tuner. You will spend the day discussing the tools and techniques of writing fiction, working together in pairs and doing individual writing exercises.

In the morning, there will be single long plotting exercise, which is the whole writing process in one go. In the afternoon, you will look at the complex and critical relationship between character and the idea of conflict.

Richard says: “You will be meeting and talking to lots of like-minded people and doing lots of fun, stimulating writing exercises. I hope you’ll come away from the day feeling positive, curious and ready to have a go!”

Richard Skinner is the Director of Fiction at Faber Academy. He’s a tutor on Faber’s six-month Writing a Novel course, also teaches their Start to Write one day courses. Richard is the author of three novels, all published by Faber & Faber. His work has been nominated for prizes and is published in seven languages. He has appeared at international festivals in Ireland, Greece and Brazil. His most recent books are The Mirror and a collection of essays, reviews & interviews entitled Vade Mecum.

The Richard Jefferies Museum is the birthplace of the esteemed Victorian nature writer and has been recently renovated thanks to a grant from the Heritage and Lottery Fund. This masterclass (and that with Jasper Fforde, 22 August) is part of the Mulberry Arts programme, funded by Arts Council England.