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This full-day workshop guides academics in the transition from academic prose to writing for a non-specialist readership.
In particular, how to:
- Develop a distinctive and personal narrative voice
- Cultivate a writing style that is intimate and engaging
- Identify a narrative point-of-view that energises your writing
- Isolate and shed redundant academic scaffolding
- Identify the key focus of your narration; the one point you wish to make
- Determine the best structure for your work
- Find the urgency and compulsion in your writing endeavor
- Attract the interest of a trade publisher
The workshop will be in two parts—a morning seminar and one-on-one consultations in the afternoon.
The morning seminar (9.00–12.30) will focus on the above questions, using examples to illustrate the key elements of vivid narrative non-fiction. The seminar will be structured around a PowerPoint presentation and participants will be asked to contribute by sharing insights into their writing, responding to the extracts and reflecting on the essential components of narrative non-fiction. The seminar will be collaborative and interactive.
In the afternoon session (1.30–5.30) participants will meet with Nadine to discuss a 2000-word sample of their writing (sent to Nadine prior to the workshop).
Registration for both sessions is essential. Please register using the register button above.