Forthcoming Events

The Write Place presents ‘Writing a Novel’ with guest tutor Jean Fullerton.

Workshop Details:
10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. on Saturday 9th April 2016 at The Mick Jagger Centre, Shepherds Lane, Dartford, Kent DA1 2JZ.
The centre is close to Dartford railway station and the M25. Parking is plentiful and the room (J44) is on the upper floor (lift available). 
What the Tutor Says:
Structuring Your Story - Morning
Have you ever literally lost the plot in a book or forgotten who’s who halfway through? If you have, then I’d be a pound to a penny that’s a book you didn’t finish.
Although each story is unique in order to ensure the reader remains gripped throughout, they need to be introduced to the various characters and have the drama unfold in a way which is both interesting and easy to follow.
My morning workshop will tackle the issue of story structure and how to set a framework for you to hang the various elements of your story on.
It would be helpful if you could bring along an outline of the main characters and a rough plot to work on during the session this could be a first draft.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Publishing Industry but Were Afraid to Ask – Afternoon
Although today there are many options for authors who are looking to publish their work, for most the goal they’re aiming for is a contract with a traditional publisher. However, to do this the author needs to engage with a multi-million pound industry and I hope to give you some insight into how to do this most effectively.
I will discuss the role of agents and editors and what will be required of you as the author. This will be another interactive session with plenty of time for questions and discussion.
Aimed at:
The Write Place workshops are suitable for published and unpublished authors, and Jean plans her day around the attending delegates. With past workshops we’ve found that the question and answer sessions can be extremely useful for everything you’ve always wanted to know but where afraid to ask!

Course Tutor Biography:
Jean was born in the East End of London and grew up a short walk from the London Docks in
Wapping and Whitechapel. She spent all her nursing career as a district nurse in East London. She quit her job as an academic at a London university last year and is now a full-time writer.
In 2006 Jean won the Harry Bowling prize, which secured her first two-book contract with Orion Fiction. Her first four novels were set in the Victorian period before she jumped forward to post-war East London. Her tenth novel, Wedding Bells for Nurse Connie, is released in May. She is currently working on her next East London series for Orion, set in the turbulent years of WW2.
Since the publication of her first novel in 2008, Jean has been a guest speaker at hundreds of voluntary organisation as well at literary and arts festivals and is also lecturers on cruise ships. She has also undertaken talks and workshops at numerous writers’ and literature conferences including Winchester, York and HNS.

Booking details:
Tickets are £70.00 per person. The price will include lunch and all refreshments – including cake! A booking form is available from Elaine Everest via who is more than happy to answer any questions you may have.