Hertfordshire Writers: Writer’s Block
9 November @ 19:30 - 20:30 GMT
Join Hertfordshire Writers on Tuesday 9 November from 7.30pm for a session on writer’s block with author and coach Sophie Hannah.
What is writer’s block? Many writers believe they have suffered from it, but are they all talking about the same thing, or is it a term that’s used to describe – imprecisely! – a whole lot of different problems? Sophie Hannah, founder of the Dream Author Coaching programme and internationally bestselling crime writer, discusses what might really be holding us back when we believe we have writer’s block, and how to unblock ourselves so that we can achieve our writing dream-goals.
Sophie Hannah is a Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling writer of crime fiction, published in forty-nine languages and fifty-one territories. Her books have sold millions of copies worldwide. In 2014, with the blessing of Agatha Christie’s family and estate, Sophie published a new Poirot novel, The Monogram Murders, which was a bestseller in more than fifteen countries. She has since published three more Poirot novels, Closed Casket, The Mystery of Three Quarters and The Killings at Kingfisher Hill, all of which were instant Sunday Times Top Ten bestsellers. In 2013, Sophie’s novel The Carrier won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards. She has also published two short story collections and five collections of poetry – the fifth of which, Pessimism for Beginners, was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Award. Her poetry is studied at GCSE, A Level and degree level across the UK. Recently, she has published two self-help books: How to Hold a Grudge: From Resentment to Contentment – The Power of Grudges to Transform Your Life, and Happiness: A Mystery (and 66 Atttempts to Solve It).
Sophie has recently helped to create a Master’s Degree in Crime and Thriller Writing at the University of Cambridge, for which she is the main teacher and Course Director. She is also the founder of the DREAM AUTHOR coaching programme for writers. She lives with her husband, children and dog in Cambridge, where she is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College.
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