Novel writing masterclass – first page surgery

£20 per person

If the first page of your novel doesn’t captivate and entice readers (and publishers) no matter how great the rest of your book is it will languish either or books shelves or, worse, your laptop for all eternity. So join novelist and creative writing tutor Tracey Iceton for a first pages surgery that will help you polish page one to perfection. The session will focus on opening lines and exploring in detail options for starting the narrative e.g in media rs, using dialogue, introducing characters, setting scene and getting to the trigger (a recap from the first session). There will be a chance for you to, if you want, share your opening page with the rest of the group for feedback and ideas on how to develop it. This session is ideal for those in the early stages of planning/writing a novel.

BOOK YOUR PLACE

This half day session is £20 per person. To book your place please contact Tracey directly via email: traceyiceton@hotmail.co.uk

ABOUT TRACEY ICETON

Tracey Iceton is an author and creative writing tutor from Teesside.

Recently awarded her doctorate in creative writing from Northumbria University, she is a qualified English teacher with ten years experience in education and has delivered many creative writing courses and workshops.  She won the 2013 HISSAC short story prize for ‘Butterfly Wings’, was runner up in the 2013 and 2014 Cinnamon Press short story competitions with ‘Slag’ and ‘As the world (re)turns’ which appear in the  anthologies Journey Planner and Patria.  She also won the 2011 Writers Block NE Home Tomorrow Short Story Competition and has been shortlisted for the 2012 Bristol Short Story Competition with ‘Apple Shot’ and the 2015 Mslexia Women’s Short Story Competition for ‘Ask Not’.

Green Dawn at St Enda’s, her debut novel and part one of her Celtic Colours Trilogy, was published by Cinnamon Press in 2016.  Part two, Herself Along in Orange Rain, was the creative component of her creative writing PhD and will be published in Oct 2017 by Cinnamon Press with part three appearing in 2019 and plans for a fourth novel, Rock God Complex: The Mickey Hunter Story, to be released in 2020.

She regularly reads her work at literary events.  Her stories have appeared in; Prole, Litro, Neon, Tears in the Fence, The Momaya Annual Review, The Yellow Room and Writer’s Muse.  Her PhD research, entitled Troubles Women, is a practice-led project exploring the portrayal of female paramilitary protagonists in Troubles fiction.

For more information about her writing and research visit: www.trywriting.co.uk

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