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    Essex Writers House: How To Start Your Novel with Louise Doughty

    June 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    A photograph of Louise leaning against a door frame. Louise wears a white shirt and her hair falls just below shoulder length. She looks directly at the camera with a soft smile.

    Essex Writers House

    Saturday 15 June
    11am – 1pm
    £12 per person
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    How to Start Your Novel and How to Keep Going
    with Louise Doughty

    How do you open a book in a compulsive way, and how do you carry on from there?
    What makes good storytelling in a full-length work of fiction, and what do you do when the whole thing feels like it’s spinning out of control?

    In this lively workshop, bestselling author Louise Doughty will take you through the basics of novel construction and give you some top tips on how to get started and, crucially, keep going. Whether you’ve already attempted it or are a complete beginner, bring pen and paper and have a go at writing in this supportive environment.

    About Louise
    Louise Doughty is the author of ten novels, including Fires in the Dark, about the Romany Holocaust, and Stone Cradle, based on her own English Romanichal background. Of her other books, Apple Tree Yard was a number one bestseller and adapted as a major BBC One series starring Emily Watson; Platform Seven has been filmed for ITV. She also created and wrote the hit series Crossfire, starring Keeley Hawes. She has been nominated for multiple awards including the Costa Novel Award, the Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Sunday Times Short Story Prize. Her work has been translated into thirty languages.

    About this event
    Part of Essex Writers House, delivered by Metal in partnership with Essex Book Festival 



    June 15
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    Metal Southend
    Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Avenue
    Southend on Sea, Essex SS08NB United Kingdom
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