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Courses are offered from time to time, when
Peter May and Janice Hally
can find space in their schedules as professional writers

If you would like the chance to attend one of their courses,

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Kick Start Your Project

Having an idea for a story is one thing, but doing your story justice and telling it in the most effective way is the hard part.

This 7-day Course will give your idea the best possible start by providing the stimulus and pointers you need to create great characters, and structure your story successfully.

· to write
a book, movie, play, or television serial
· to find the time and space to concentrate
· motivation and inspiration to write
· expert guidance on tackling novels or drama for stage, screen, radio or television

· Daily Personal Tutorials:
individually tailored to your requirements with advice from experienced professionals.
· Daily workshops and writing assignments to get your project underway from the first night you arrive.
· Small groups: Numbers are limited to ensure that you get the most out of the week.
· Time and space to concentrate on your writing.
· A balance of work and recreation with movies, readings, and discussions about writing in the evenings.
· The chance to acquire skills which you can apply to all your future work.
· The ideal location for a break: bring a companion who isn't attending the course, and just pay a small supplement for them.

· Creating Characters
· Developing Your Story
· Engaging the Audience
· Story Structure

The seeds of success are sown in the first days of developing a story.
The way to avoid endless re-writes and give your idea the
greatest chance of success is to give it the best possible start.
You will leave this course with your story firmly rooted in fertile ground.
And, more importantly, you will be confident, inspired and
motivated to see it through to the end.

The ideal Kick-Start for any writing project.
This Course is designed to help writers - no matter whether they are beginners or experienced - to lay the groundwork and develop a new idea for a work of fiction: a novel, a theatre play, or a screenplay for TV or cinema.

The Course works best if you arrive with simply the germ of an idea. It even works if you arrive with no idea at all!

The workshops and writing assignments are designed to get your creative juices flowing so that you find yourself with a choice of opportunities and possibilities.
Making the right choices early and laying the right foundations for a project increases the chance of its success.
Please take note: this Course is not designed for doing editing work or re-writes on a manuscript which you have finished and which is "not working" or has problems which you are trying to solve.
Come on this Course with a fresh idea...
get it right first time
and you'll avoid the need for re-writes!
CLICK HERE to find out more about how the Course is structured

Kick Start Your Project

Limited availability

"Kick Start Your Project" is only held when
best-selling author Peter May and award-winning script-writer Janice Hally
take time away from their own writing to tutor A Course.

The number of places available on each Course is restricted to ensure
that each participant gets the one-to-one attention and advice that they require.

Early booking is therefore recommended
click here for booking information

One of our most recent participants says:
"A fabulous location, a wonderful group of people,
two inspiring teachers and in just 6 days I succeeded in writing the outline of an entire novel,
previously never having written more than half a dozen short stories.
The course exceeded all of my expectations and I had one of the best weeks of my life."
Sue, London

Kick Start Your Project!
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