ExpiredWeaving in the Threads (Four-Week Online Course)

  • Weaving in the Threads Workshop 1
    September 9, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Weaving in the Threads Workshop 2
    September 16, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Weaving in the Threads Workshop 3
    September 23, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Weaving in the Threads Workshop 4
    September 30, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You’ve finished your first draft, but now what? How do you untangle the knot of your first draft so you can clearly see the shape of your piece? How do you tie together the loose threads of your subconscious to create a stronger narrative?

This four-week online workshop aims to teach you the basics of self-editing: what questions to ask of yourself and your work, and what skills you can draw on to strengthen your work.

It is designed for writers who have completed the first draft of a piece of fiction and are unsure how to tackle the next draft. During this workshop, we’ll focus on polishing an extract from your work.

Over the four workshops we’ll discover the heart of your story, look at how structure can support and illuminate your characters and themes, refine the voice of your piece and explore strategies for tackling further drafts.
Week 1: Find the heart of your story and how to use that to guide your editing process.
Week 2: How to use structure to strengthen your story.
Week 3: Honing a distinctive Voice.
Week 4: Next steps or ‘Are we there yet?’

By the end of the four weeks, you will have refined a short story or chapter from a longer piece of work and have gained some self-editing skills to apply to your future work.

Limit of 12 participants. Please fill in this form to apply for a scholarship

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Online workshops are run through Zoom. You will be sent a link before the workshop. You do not need to have an account with Zoom to participate in the session but you do need to have a device (PC, laptop, tablet or phone) with a reasonable internet connection and a microphone and speakers (these could be in-built or plug in). If you are unsure if your device has audio and visual functionality, you can sign up to Zoom (it’s free) and do a test.

When we send you the link, we will provide you with guidelines to help use Zoom.