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ONLINE 5-Week Course: Writing a Page-Turner (September 2024)

Key Information:

A 5-week online course taught by the award-winning author Liam Brown

Live and interactive teaching sessions via Zoom Online Meeting

Day/Time: Tuesdays:19:00 – 21:00 BST

Dates: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th September and the 1st October 2024

Course Overview:

Across five two-hour live Zoom sessions, writer Liam Brown will share insights from his ten-plus years as a published novelist, focusing on everything you need to craft an addictive novel, from generating ideas, to planning your work, to getting started (and keeping going!)

Through a series of practical workshop exercises, with plenty of opportunity to share your work and ask questions, this course is ideal for experienced prose writers and beginners alike.

This course will focus on:

• Taking your story from idea to page

• Improving characterisation and sharpening dialogue

• Developing a sense of place and space

• Creating suspenseful structures and developing a sucker-punch twist

Participants of this course will benefit from:

• Live Zoom Session: Enjoy an interactive live Zoom session where you’ll learn from real life examples and practical exercises

• Engage in real-time discussions, Q&A session, and personalised feedback to enhance your writing skills.

• Expert Feedback: Benefit from personalised feedback and guidance from an accomplished novelist.

• Writing Community: Connect with a community of like-minded writers during the live session. Share your progress, exchange ideas, and receive constructive feedback in a supportive online environment.

“I was just thinking back to that first course I took with you – I was the very least experienced and least competent writer in that room, but you always made me feel welcome and never made me feel less than anyone else, so just wanted to say thanks. I really enjoyed the brief time I spent learning from you and came away motivated to go further. Thanks for your kindness when I was nervous, and for your patience and enthusiasm.” – Paul, previous course participant

Tutor bio:

Liam Brown is the author of five novels, including the award-winning Evergreens. His work has been published internationally, translated into several languages and optioned by a major Hollywood studio. He lives in Birmingham, England.

Who is this course suitable for?

• Complete beginners who have always dreamed of writing a novel

• Experienced writers who are yet to commit to writing a full-length novel

• Anyone else who is looking to inject some excitement into their writing


The sessions will take place online via Zoom Online Meeting software. It is free to download and you will only need the free version to attend. Please download it and check it is working before the course.

Please try and be somewhere you can concentrate and won’t be interrupted. Headphones can be useful if you have some, to cut out other noise.

Bursary Scheme 2024:

We understand that not all writers are able to pay for their writing courses to further their career, and we run a Bursary Scheme as a consequence. If you feel you need a bursary, please contact us:

Please note: you must sign up for the full course even if you cannot attend all dates. No partial course ticket is available.

Short Courses are for over 18s. If you are a young writer, you can sign up for our Spark Young Writers Programme.

All Writing West Midlands short courses are collaborative, and you will learn as much from your fellow course attendees as from the tutor. You will be expected to play an active role in group tasks, and you will also have time to reflect on your own writing during sessions.

Course handouts are sometimes (but not always) available, and notes may be available in advance upon request. If you have any additional needs, please contact Writing West Midlands in advance of the course starting and we will try to assist you.

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03 Sep 2024


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm