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Writing a Page Turner

8 November 2022 @ 17:00 - 18:00 GMT

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Join our local groups in Wales on Tuesday 8 November from 5pm for a workshop on how to write a page turner with author David Thorpe.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to write a compelling narrative that readers ‘can’t put down’ with characters that ‘jump off the page’. These phrases in inverted commas are used every day by editors, producers and agents to describe what they’re looking for in manuscripts they receive from authors. David Thorpe will explain how to make readers care what happens to your characters – regardless of whether they are likeable or not – and help you get the best from your own story, whatever it is; to uncover inside it the seed of the perfect narrative that’s waiting to be found; to guide you in making it as gripping as possible.

Stories develop according to what the characters do and feel in response to events writers make happen. Readers identify with characters and they must be developed over the course of the story as they struggle with their flaws and whatever dilemmas and obstacles you put in their path. The workshop will look at psychology and narrative tension in relation to writing novels, scripts and short stories. If the reader cares sufficiently on every single page about what happens to your characters, then you have a page turner.

All members welcome!

Local group meet-ups are free to attend. To join us, click the Going button below and enter your details in the RSVP form. We’ll send you an email with a link to join us on Zoom.

If you are unable to book using the registration box below, please email [email protected] with the name and date of the event you’d like to register for and we’ll confirm your place.


8 November 2022
17:00 - 18:00 GMT
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