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Workshops and Prompt Groups

April Prompt Group

  • Daily email with a prompt word or picture.

  • Ideas on how to interpret the theme.

  • Links to pieces of outstanding flash fiction to help inspire your writing.

  • Feedback from Matt and peer review.

  • Twitter group chat.

Dates: 1st April - 30th April

Price: Pay What You Like (Recommended £10)

FULLY BOOKED

The Fine Art of Critique

  • Beforehand: write one piece of flash fiction.

  • Week 1: work through a series of exercises to hone your critiquing muscles.

  • Week 2: feedback from Matt and peer review.

  • Week 3: editing your story.

  • Week 4: feedback and peer review on 2nd draft

Dates: 31st August - 27th September

Price: Pay What You Like (Recommended £15)

COMING SOON

Editing and Feedback

Structural Review

Want some pointers on how you might improve the narrative, characterisation, thematic progression, pacing and impact of your work in progress?

Flash Fiction (up to 1000 words): £6

Short Stories (1000-2500 words): £10

Short Stories (2500-5000 words): £15

Novel: price on application

MORE DETAILS HERE

Detailed Edit

Want a more in-depth analysis of style, tone-of-voice and word choice as well as edit suggestions for concision, readability, spelling and grammar?

Flash Fiction (up to 1000 words): £10

Short Stories (1000-2500 words): £18

Short Stories (2500-5000 words): £25

Novel: Price on application

MORE DETAILS HERE

Other Resources

Writing Competitions

Entering writing competitions can be a great way of challenging yourself and there are lots of them out there to choose from. I've compiled a list of over two hundred flash fiction, short story, essay, poetry and novel writing opportunities for 2020.

VIEW LIST HERE

The Importance of Feedback

A blog post about the importance of feedback, how to go about finding Beta readers / critique partners, asking for feedback so it works for you, giving effective critique and using feedback to its best advantage.

READ HERE