Intermediate Fiction with Ian Nettleton (ten weeks)

Ian Nettleton
20 April - 22 June 2017
WCN, Dragon Hall
Ten weeks (Thursdays 7 - 9pm)
£225 / £200 conc

Got to grips with the basics of writing fiction? Now take your writing to the next level and discover ways to make your novel or short story really stand out with this friendly, supportive ten week intermediate course led by expert tutor and published writer, Ian Nettleton.

Ian has been leading sold-out fiction courses at Writers’ Centre Norwich for a number of years. Through a combination of group discussion and one-to-one feedback, you will explore the main elements of fiction writing such as creating compelling characters, the importance of point of view, and how to promise a story that will draw the reader in from the very beginning. You will also examine the difference between short fiction and the novel.

Ian will equip you with the skills and knowledge to progress on your writing journey, as well as offering guidance on how to get your writing out into the world and to readers. By the end, you will be encouraged to produce a complete short story or the first 2,000 words of a novel.

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‘Ian made everyone feel welcomed and the content was in small enough bite-sized pieces that I never felt overwhelmed with information.’ Lacy Lee

‘Ian has such a wide background and packs every minute of the course with information and advice. His attitude is encouraging and non judgemental. He is the best tutor I have ever had.’ - Sheila Preston

About Ian

Ian Nettleton’s novel The Last Migration was runner-up for the Bath Novel Award 2014. He has a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of East Anglia and teaches creative writing (prose, scriptwriting, journalism) at the UEA and the Open University.  He has freelanced for the BBC as a writer/presenter (summarising classic novels in sixty seconds, starting with War and Peace), appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Open Book and critiqued for TLC, London. He is currently working on a novel about a boy whose father is an exorcist.