From First Draft to Novel with Kerry Hudson

Date: 03/05/2014 Times: 10am-4pm Prices: £60/£50 conc or £180/£150 for the Series Location: Writers' Centre Norwich

Get from first draft draft to finished novel with the help of this workshop taught by Kerry Hudson.

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"Hudson has a great eye for detail, and this is what really makes the places and characters in her book live and breathe."  David Hebblethwaite

Written the first draft of your magnum opus and not sure where to go next?

Take the pain out of rewriting and the confusion out of editing in the second workshop of our Novel Writing Series with rising star Kerry Hudson.

About the Novel Workshop

Kerry will help you take the next step with your first draft, get to grips with the re-writing process and help you to stay motivated on the lonely path of novel writing.

In this workshop you’ll explore the common issues encountered in first drafts and how to avoid them. Kerry will look at editing the structure and details of your novel, giving you a valuable outside perspective on your writing. She’ll also give you guidance on how to make the most of editorial feedback, and exercises to help you structure and schedule your novel editing.

In a comfortable and relaxed setting, you’ll be given exercises to help you keep writing and stay inspired, as well as tips on making time and space for your writing. You’ll also have the chance to talk to Kerry individually, in a short one-to-one session where you can discuss your concerns and questions.

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About Kerry Hudson

Learn from the best with Kerry Hudson, whose debut novel, Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma, was published in 2012 to a wave of critical acclaim. It won the Scottish First Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, Green Carnation Prize and Polari First Book Prize, amongst others. Kerry’s second novel, Thirst will be published by Chatto.  She currently divides her writing time, and affections, between Hackney and Hanoi.

Visit Kerry’s website.

Follow Kerry on Twitter @KerrysWindow

Read an article by Kerry Hudson on writing first novels on Ideastap.

This workshop is part of the Novel Writing Series.

A series of workshops for intermediate to advance novelists, or those embarking on novels.

Sat 22nd February
New Year, New Novel with Tobias Hill

Sat 3rd May – From First Draft to Novel with Kerry Hudson

Sat 26th July  – Stuck in the Middle: A Novel Structure Workshop with Nii Parkes

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for only £180/150 Concessions and take your novel from tentative first draft to polished piece. (Also sold individually.)


Perfect for intermediate and advanced stage novelists – those with first drafts (or almost first drafts) looking to re-work and learn from and interact with a group dynamic.

This Masterclass is suitable for intermediate and advanced level writers.

Intermediate- A practised writer who has taken part in creative writing classes, and who would like to refine their writing and move on to the next level.

Advanced- An experienced writer, perhaps with a history of publication or previous academic experience of writing, who wants to work towards professional publication.

Payment is non-refundable on this workshop unless it is cancelled. 

About the Venue

This workshop will take place in the workshop room situated on the ground floor of the Writers’ Centre Norwich office, on 14 Princes Street. 

The room provides an ideal environment for creative thinking and learning with plenty of space and natural light. We also provide a range of teas, good strong coffee and the vital ingredient: biscuits.

14 Princes Street is fully accessible. Please let us know if you have any access or other special requirements by calling 01603 877177 or email: 

Getting to
Writers’ Centre Norwich

Writers’ Centre Norwich is located in the mediaeval quarter of Norwich City Centre. It is a fifteen minute walk from Norwich Train Station and a ten minute walk from Castle Meadow. There is parking available at the nearby Elm Hill car park and St Andrews car park both of which are a short walk away.

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About Writers' Centre Norwich's Creative Writing Courses, Workshops and Professional Development.

If you're interested in professionally led, quality creative writing workshops in Norwich and Norfolk then Writers’ Centre Norwich is for you. We run creative writing workshops and creative writing courses covering prose fiction, the novel, poetry, non-fiction and writers' professional development. People travel from all round Norfolk, East Anglia and the UK to come to our creative writing classes: so please keep checking back to our What's On page or sign up for e-news (top-left corner) to be the first to hear about our new season of events.

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