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How to write a book in an hour

Monday 17th June 2019

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Award-winning author Edward Docx explains how great stories are written – and teaches you how to do it!


Do you have a story you’d like to tell? Have you ever thought of becoming an author? Do you have lots of good ideas that you’d like to craft into something more substantial?

Then join us and award winning author and journalist Ed Docx on 17 June at 7.30 for an hour of insight, advice, encouragement and 10 practical tips on how to turn your thoughts into a professional storyline.

Ed has written four novels. He’s been longlisted for the Booker Prize and won the Geoffrey Faber. He reviews contemporary fiction for the Guardian. And he’s been teaching the Guardian’s Masterclass for Fiction for the last seven years. He’s also hosted dozens of Arvon residential courses and has coached lots of private pupils – several of whom are now published.

Book nowand get some practical advice and top-quality inspiration? Best case, you’re the next J. K. Rowling. Worst case, you’ve had an interesting evening with lots of fellow book-lovers and garnered some fascinating insight into how your favourite authors created the stories you love. This is the perfect event for anyone who wants to write a book, and an entertaining evening for those who just like reading them and want to develop their literary insight and understanding.

Tickets cost £12, which covers entry plus a copy of Ed’s latest novel, Let Go My Hand, a darkly comic and moving father-and-son-and-family-secrets story (usual retail price £8.99). Email or call us on 0207 431 3770