‘How to Write a Novel’ with Kate Mosse, Dorothy Koomson + Alexis Kirschbaum

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Event details

Wednesday 14th Jul 2021


Join our unique masterclass in writing and publishing.

Passionate about writing a novel? Eager to become a published writer? This event – presented by the Women’s Prize Trust in partnership with how To Adademy – provides insights into the creative process of novel-writing from award-winning authors and a leading editor.

International bestselling author and founder of the Women’s Prize for Fiction Kate Mosse, will be in conversation with bestselling writer Dorothy Koomson and Bloomsbury publishing director Alexis Kirschbaum. Together they will discuss writing techniques to help you shape your narrative voice – how to differentiate between character and author voice, create a unique point of view and use different devices to move the plot forward. They will also share tips on how to find an agent, advocate for yourself as a writer and, ultimately, how to get published.

This masterclass will ultimately give you the confidence to pick up the pen or strengthen your work – and to then take it forward.

Presented in partnership with How To Academy on Wednesday 14 July 2021

This event was held in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Women’s Prize for Fiction and the publication of the Women’s Prize for Fiction Journal. This beautiful book is intended to inspire you to pick up your pen. It’s also a compendium of the history of the Prize, spotlighting each of the phenomenal winners from the past quarter of a century, featuring bespoke illustrations and a typographical appendix including all of the shortlisted books and the brilliant women who’ve judged the Prize, with an introduction by Founder Director Kate Mosse.

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