Explore the wellbeing benefits of novel writing
NOVELS – How do we get into writing a novel? What are the novels we like and why? What sort of novel do you want to write?
This workshop will look at different novel forms, help you create a structure for your novel and encourage other forms such as short stories to support your novel. We will also explore some writing styles through short workshops around dialogue and character.
After completing this workshop you should be able to:
Recognise different novel genres
Compare novels past and present
Contrast novel techniques and structures
Gain confidence in producing a novel outline and seek feedback/support
Understand how to structure a novel
Develop your editing skills
Build a personal reading list of diverse novels to improve your critical abilities
Explore a diverse range of choices regarding characterisation, dialogue and plot
Create a writing structure to facilitate your novel writing through project and time management
Explore novel writing and short story writing
About the workshop series
Our ESF Get Creative! Cultivate Programme workshops are open to everybody – no dress code, no qualifications. We strongly believe everybody is creative, everybody ‘writes’. Writing is what you think, say, see, touch, feel and do – you just need to choose how to express it. These workshops will be fun, engaging and accessible – valuing everyday creativity.
The focus will be on exploring ways to express yourself and find your voice, where your creativity is also part of your wellbeing. There will be opportunities to explore poetry, journaling, haiku, scriptwriting, blogging/vlogging, oral and written storytelling, novel writing and biography.