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Developing Your Idea into a Story: A beginner’s guide
18 February @ 18:30 - 20:30
About this Event
Generating ideas for stories can be tricky, and whilst there are lots of self-help articles on the internet nothing quite beats the experience and insight of an established author!
Join children’s author Gareth Baker where he aims to show beginner writers how to generate and develop new ideas for stories through exercises, tasks and discussion. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be set up ready to get home and start writing the next bestseller!
On this course, you will:
- Develop characters through tasks and discussion
- Develop a setting (please note there will not be time for major World Building).
- Develop a simple plot with 4 major incidents, which you will be able to expand at home.
About Gareth Baker
Gareth has written 15 novels, including Where Wolves Fear to Prey, a thriller set here in Nottingham which was runner-up “Best Book of the Year” in the NWS Awards 2018.
Over the last few years, Gareth has focused on writing for children and now works in nine schools across the East Midlands promoting writing and reading for pleasure as a Patron of Reading.
He is a regular contributor to Newark Book Festival and Notts TV as well as giving educational talks about the importance of reading to teachers and educators.
Book your place
This workshop is £13 for NWS members and £19 for general admission. Book your place, or to find out more about joining NWS, head to our membership page.