Digital Taster Course: How to Structure your Novel

Fri 24 July 2020
Tutor / Clare Mackintosh
Course Fee / From £9 per person
Genre / Fiction
Language / English

12.00 pm – 1.30 pm

Join Clare Mackintosh for an hour-long digital workshop where you’ll be led through a plan on how to structure your novel. Are you thinking of starting a novel? Or are you halfway through and not sure where you’re going with it? We’ve all been told that we need a beginning, a middle and an end, but what does that actually mean – and surely it needs something else? You will leave the course with an idea of how to go about it, with inspiration to throw yourself into your novel anew. Time has been set aside to settle in at the beginning, to ask questions, and for discussions with your co-writers at the end.


The Tŷ Newydd taster courses series will offer a whistle-stop tour of various genres and themes in both English and Welsh, to continue to inspire your writing during the lockdown. Participant numbers for each taster course will be capped at 16, and the course will be delivered through the video platform Zoom. We hope to welcome you to Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre when we reopen our doors, where we offer a programme of day-long, weekend and week-long residential courses at our beautiful house in Llanystumdwy.


Clare Mackintosh

Clare Mackintosh is a Sunday Times bestselling author. Clare spent twelve years in the police force, including time on CID, and now writes full time. Clare’s debut psychological thriller, I Let You Go, was the fastest selling title by a new crime writer in 2015, winning the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, and the Cognac Prix du Polar for International Novel of the Year. Her second and third novels, I See You (2016) and Let Me Lie (2018), were both number one Sunday Times bestsellers. All three of her thrillers have been Richard & Judy Book Club picks. Clare's fourth novel, After the End (2019), veered from the thriller genre, exploring an emotional story about life, death, grief, and relationships. It charted in the Sunday Times top ten for seven weeks. Her novels are published by Sphere, Little Brown.

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