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The Use of Time in Narrative Writing

20 July @ 18:30 - 20:30

About this Event

Join published children’s author, songwriter, and creative writing tutor Cathy Lesurf for a 2-hour masterclass focused on the use of time in narrative writing.

Cathy will guide you through the many different structures you can use to best serve your narrative from chronological to flashbacks and even alternating flashbacks.

Through a variety of writing exercises, activities and discussions, you’ll also explore how your chosen structure impacts other essential aspects of your writing, including pacing, structure, suspense, choice of tense, and selecting a linear or non-linear timeline.

The overall aim is to help you consider, practice, and play with the use of tense and time to level up your writing.

About Cathy Lesurf

Cathy is a published children’s author, songwriter, writer for radio and a creative writing tutor in adult education at Nottingham University. Cathy has also produced audio books, and she’s a festival and live event producer. Her specialism lies in the interface between psychotherapeutic models of the mind and creativity.

How to access the workshop

This workshop will be delivered online via Zoom. Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service you can use to virtually meet with others – either by video or audio-only or both. A user manual containing access instructions and a link will be sent out to you before the workshop. You will need an internet connection, and a computer with either a built in camera or webcam, and a built-in microphone/speaker.

Book your place

Tickets cost £15 for NWS members and £20 for general admission. Book your place, or to find out more about joining NWS, head to our membership page.

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20 July
18:30 - 20:30
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Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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