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Event Series Event Series: Fiction-writing course

Fiction-writing course

20th May 2022 @ 10:30 - 12:30


Who this course is for

  • People who have completed the ‘Introduction to Creative Writing’ course and want to learn more
  • People who have some writing experience and want to improve and develop their existing skills
  • People who want to write or who are working on a novel and would like guidance and support

What the course will cover

  • Getting started: Finding that brilliant idea, considering genres, how to research and writing strong beginnings
  • Structure, planning and plotting
  • Place and setting
  • Character, voice and viewpoint
  • The ‘flabby middle’: how to keep going and keep it interesting
  • The end: Finishing, editing and revising. Motivation and making it as good as possible
  • The publishing process. Writing a synopsis and pitching to agents or exploring other avenues


  • To give you a more in-depth knowledge of writing fiction including how to come up with an idea, plotting and structure, creating authentic, believable characters and developing your voice
  • To guide and support you while you write either a short story or work on your novel
  • To bring you confidence as writers in a supportive and encouraging group environment
  • To enable you to plan or work on an existing novel or produce a piece of writing of approximately 2000 words for group critique during weeks five and six

Cost: £ 179. Limited spaces available. A £ 40 non-refundable deposit is required to secure a place. Please e-mail annielyons.writingcourses@gmail.com for more information or to book.

Testimonials from previous course participants:

‘I’ve discover an absolute love for writing; this course has been so enjoyable. Thank you!’
Jenny Beattie

This is the second of Annie’s courses I have done and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Again, she has given me the tools and the confidence to write!’
Marianne Mills

‘Annie created a warm, supportive class with really useful lessons and feedback that kick-started my creativity.’
Danielle Woodward


20th May 2022
10:30 - 12:30
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Beckenham Place Mansion
Beckenham Place Mansion
Beckenham, London BR3 1SY United Kingdom
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Annie Lyons
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