Sunday March 4th New Oriel Hall 10am-1pm £38
Tricia Wastvedt on Dialogue and Editing - places limited - book via paypal on the website.
Tricia Wastvedt is author of The River (long listed for the Orange Prize) and The German Boy. She is also an editor and a tutor on the Bath Spa University BA and MA in Creative Writing. She says:
"When characters talk, the reader hears live action. But good dialogue in fiction isn’t a replica of real speech, it’s an impression of speech; it is distilled, sharpened, and although it must sound natural, it is highly crafted. A publishing editor once told me; ‘most weaknesses in a manuscript can be fixed, but if a writer can’t write dialogue, there’s nothing I can do.’ In this workshop, we’ll look at how to find the essence of a conversation, and how to make every line of dialogue earn its space."
Tricia will also be helping writers think about revision and editing. Revision is an art, it is a craft. 'After the first rush of creativity, how do you shape, enrich and enliven a story and make the most of feedback you’ve had? This workshop is for anyone who wants to make their own writing 'the best it can be'.
NB If you are booking for 'How to Publish to Kindle' workshop we strongly recommend that you attend this workshop since good editing is one of the keys to self publishing success.
Also now open for booking and more info on www.writingeventsbath.co.uk two workshops looking at how to get published in the digital age. 'Multi media and Non-fiction' with Andy Hamilton (author the best selling 'Booze for Free" and the 'Self-Sufficientish' Bible (Thurs. April 26th at Mr. B's) £26 and How to publish to Kindle with Jenni O'Connor Sunday June 10th at New Oriel Hall (places limited) £40. Please go to website to book for these...Alex and Jude look forward to seeing you