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‘Is This A Kissing Book?’
Are your characters unruly? Is your plot tying you up in knots? Are your subplots staging a coup? Is your pacing as uneven as a lame white stallion? Join bestselling, award-winning novelist and teacher Julie Cohen for a fun and interactive masterclass workshop in conflict, plot and pacing—using cult film ‘The Princess Bride’ as an example.
It will be a live course with plenty of time for individual questions, and opportunities for participants to reflect and work on their novel-in-progress. Although every writer is welcome to attend, the course is designed for people who are in the process of writing or revising a novel.
It is highly recommend that all participants take some time to watch The Princess Bride before the course. This is available on Amazon Prime and may be on other streaming platforms; or you may be able to borrow the DVD from your library. If you can’t get access to the film, it is recommended that you read the book The Princess Bride by William Goldman, which is very similar for course purposes.
Julie will be be providing some handouts after the course and a time-limited link to her PowerPoint slides.
Julie Cohen grew up in Maine and studied English at Brown University, Cambridge University and the University of Reading. Her award-winning novels have sold over a million copies worldwide, and she has twice been selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club in the UK. Julie runs an oversubscribed literary consultancy which has helped many writers go on to be published. She is an Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Reading, and runs an online school, Novel Gazing. She is a Vice President of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, a founder of the RNA Rainbow Chapter, and a Patron of literacy charity ABC To Read. She won the 2020 Romantic Novelists’ Association Inclusion Award. Her bestselling novel TOGETHER has been translated into eleven languages and optioned for television adaptation; THE TWO LIVES OF LOUIS & LOUISE was long-listed for the Polari Prize and has been optioned by Enderby Entertainment as a feature film. Her first historical novel, SPIRITED, was published in July 2020 and was shortlisted for the Goldsboro Romantic Novel Award. She lives in Berkshire with her family and a terrier of dubious origin.
The course is held on-line.
The course has a strictly limited number of tickets.