New Year, New Novel with Tobias Hill

Date: 22/02/2014 Times: 10am-4pm Prices: £60/£50 conc or £180/£150 for the Series Location: Writers' Centre Norwich

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“Tobias was a perfect mentor, providing me with just the right balance of challenge and encouragement” Escalator Literature Winner

Is your New Year’s Resolution to finally write that novel?

Or do you have a work-in-progress in need of resuscitation or rejuvenation?

Get your novel off the ground (or back on track!) in the first workshop of our Novel Writing Series, taught by four-time novelist Tobias Hill.

About the Novel Writing Workshop

Award-winning writer Tobias Hill will act as your guide through the treacherous world of novel writing, helping you to avoid common problems and pitfalls.

He will give you the boost you need to write your novel by providing a structure to aid your writing and organise your thoughts. You’ll be given exercises which will help you improve description, dialogue, characterisation and plot in your novel.

Tobias will also provide you with problem solving techniques which will help you persist with your writing and sidestep writers’ block. He will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, and will give you invaluable advice on writing techniques and motivations.

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About Tobias Hill

Tobias Hill has worked with Writers’ Centre Norwich as an Escalator Mentor for the past two years, and has proved himself an encouraging and inspiring teacher. He is a multi award-winning novelist, poet, writer of short stories and essayist. AS Byatt described Hill as ‘one of the two or three most original and interesting young novelists working in Britain today’, a claim which was endorsed by the TLS when they nominated him as one of the best young writers in Britain. Tobias is also a Senior Lecturer of the MA Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes University.

Find out more about Tobias.

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 MayFrom First Draft to Novel with Kerry Hudson

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

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


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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