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Exploring Subplots

12 December, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00


Learn how to perfect your novel’s subplots and make sure your background cast are more than just cardboard cut-outs in this 2-hour workshop!

During this workshop, we’ll be taking a close look at your novel’s subplots. We’ll be discussing their purpose and meaning, and how they might be tightened to enhance your novel as a whole. We’ll also look at how to weave together different story strands, and discuss your secondary characters, thinking about how to make your background cast more than cardboard cut-outs. We’ll also consider what to do if a subplot begins to take over your story.

Using practical creative writing exercises and published examples, participants will gain a clearer understanding of subplots. You’ll leave the workshop armed with new writing ideas, and with a fresh perspective on this aspect of your novel.

About Megan Taylor

Megan Taylor is the author of three novels, ‘How We Were Lost’ (Flame Books, 2007), ‘The Dawning’ (Weathervane Press, 2010) and ‘The Lives of Ghosts’ (Weathevane Press, 2012), as well as a short story collection, ‘The Woman Under the Ground’ (Weathervane Press, 2014). A fourth novel, ‘We Wait’, is due out from Eyrie Press in November, 2019.

Megan lives in Nottingham, where she has been running creative writing courses and workshops for many years.


Book your place

The price of this 2-hour workshop is £13 for NWS members and £19 for general admission. Book your place below, or to find out more about joining NWS, head to our membership page.

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12 December, 2019
19:00 - 21:00


Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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