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The Kitchen Table Writer - Structure

Alice Jolly says "Freewriting is a vital tool for total beginners but is equally useful for more experienced writers. Anyone can do it, anywhere.  It cures writer’s block and perennial procrastination.  It silences even the most vicious inner critic.  Just keep freewriting for a few months and you may find you’ve written a novel.  Come along and learn how to do it."

She will be holding a four piece workshop where she will take you through the steps of becoming a novelist, playwright or a screenplay writer! The four workshops will be Free Writing - 11:30-12:30 - Workshop tent 3 and Structure - 13:00-14:00 - Workshop tent 3 on Saturday. Making a Scene - 11:30-12:30 - Workshop tent 2 and Re-writing - 13:00-14:00 - Workshop tent 2 on Sunday!

So you’ve got an idea for a short story, a book, a film or play.  But is your idea good enough?  Will anyone care what happens to your characters?  A few simple exercises can help you road test your idea before you invest years of work in it.  You will leave this workshop with the tools to structure your ideas, write a great story and deliver an ending that everyone will remember.  

Alice Jolly is a novelist and playwright. She has won the Pen Ackerley Prize for memoir and also the V.S.Pritchett Prize awarded by the Royal Society of Literature. She teaches creative writing on the Mst at Oxford University and her fourth novel ‘Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile’ was published by Unbound in June 2018.