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Creating Compelling Characters: Workshop

Newington Green Meeting House

39A Newington Green

Saturday, 7 October 2023: 11:00 - 16:00

This one-day workshop is all about Characterisation and Creating Compelling Characters to drive your novel forward. Readers don’t just fall in love with books, they fall in love with characters, and as such we will examine how to develop your characters and make them come to life on the page.

The workshop is free and completely funded by the Arts Council. You may be an aspiring writer, a complete beginner, or even an established author who wants to learn the tips and techniques used in novel writing, the workshop should have something for everyone.

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An Introduction to Novel Writing: Workshop

Sheffield Central Library

Saturday, 14 October 2023: 10:30 - 16:00

Independent publisher, Indie Novella, has teamed up with Sheffield Libraries and the Arts Council England to put on a series of writing workshops designed to help new writers get into publishing.

 

This one-day course is perfect for anyone with aspirations to write a novel or pen a story, but may not know where to start. The course is free and completely funded by the Arts Council. You may be an aspiring writer, a complete beginner, or even an established author who wants to learn the tips and techniques used in novel writing, the workshop should have something for everyone.

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An Introduction to Novel Writing: Workshop

Islington Central Library - Holloway Road

2 Fieldway Cres, London N5 1PF

Saturday, 21 October 2023: 10:45 - 16:00

Independent publisher, Indie Novella, has teamed up with Islington Libraries and the Arts Council England to put on a series of writing workshops designed to help new writers get into publishing.

 

This one-day course is perfect for anyone with aspirations to write a novel or pen a story, but may not know where to start. The course is free and completely funded by the Arts Council. You may be an aspiring writer, a complete beginner, or even an established author who wants to learn the tips and techniques used in novel writing, the workshop should have something for everyone.

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Creating Compelling Characters: Workshop

Islington Central Library - Holloway Road

2 Fieldway Cres, London N5 1PF

Saturday, 28 October 2023: 10:45 - 16:00

This one-day workshop is all about Characterisation and Creating Compelling Characters to drive your novel forward. Readers don’t just fall in love with books, they fall in love with characters, and as such we will examine how to develop your characters and make them come to life on the page.

The workshop is free and completely funded by the Arts Council. You may be an aspiring writer, a complete beginner, or even an established author who wants to learn the tips and techniques used in novel writing, the workshop should have something for everyone.

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Novel Writing and Demystifying the Publishing Process: Workshop

Islington Central Library - Holloway Road

2 Fieldway Cres, London N5 1PF

Saturday, 18 November 2023: 10:45 - 16:00

This one-day workshop is all about understanding the publishing industry, the difference between large and small publishers, and how to take your finished novel to a publisher. The workshop will also give you an idea of how to approach literary agents - the key players in publishing - and what is meant by the 'submission package'. It will also give you a grounding on how to put together your own submission package and what agents and publishers are looking for.

 

The workshop is free and completely funded by the Arts Council. You may be an aspiring writer, a complete beginner, or even an established author who wants to learn the tips and techniques used in novel writing, the workshop should have something for everyone.

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Creating Compelling Characters: Workshop

Sheffield Central Library

Saturday, 25 November 2023: 10:30 - 16:00

This one-day workshop is all about Characterisation and Creating Compelling Characters to drive your novel forward. Readers don’t just fall in love with books, they fall in love with characters, and as such we will examine how to develop your characters and make them come to life on the page.

 

The workshop is free and completely funded by the Arts Council. You may be an aspiring writer, a complete beginner, or even an established author who wants to learn the tips and techniques used in novel writing, the workshop should have something for everyone.​

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Peer Editors Group - Newington Green 

Newington Green Meeting House

39A Newington Green

THURSDAY 19th OCTOBER 6.30pm - 8.30pm

We’re hosting a monthly in-person Peer Editors Group in Stoke Newington, London. This is open for anyone working on a novel who is looking for a supportive group to provide advice and help to take it forward, be it if you’re struggling with writer’s block or you’re looking to submit to a literary agent and want to bounce around some ideas.

 

The group wiil take place on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6.30pm at 39A Newington Green - Newington Green Meeting House. Those interested please email info@indienovella.co.uk - you can just turn up on the day, but if you email us in advance we can share any resources in advance.

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Indie Novella Writing Course (with Watson, Little)

October 17th 2023 - 9 weeks

Online

We believe all authors should have the same opportunities to find agent representation and get published, therefore we’ve done something radical: we’ve developed the first publisher and agent led writing course that is completely free.

In weekly sessions, you'll not only learn everything you'll need to transform that rough draft into a polished novel, but you'll interact with other authors, peer-reviewing each other's work and becoming a cohort who can learn from and support each other to take your work to publication.

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Stoke Newington Literary Festival!

Promoting Writing at a Grassroots Level, with Indie Novella.
 

Saturday 3rd June. Free.

Time – 12:00, Saturday. Venue – Newington Green Meeting House Upstairs

Stoke Newington-based publisher, Indie Novella, has spent the last year working with different organisations and individuals from the Arts Council England and Hackney Libraries, to leading literary agencies such Watson Little, David Godwin Associates and Georgina Capel, all to better understand how to get more writers from different and underrepresented backgrounds into publishing. Founder, Damien Mosley and author John McMenemie (Full Wire) talk about how we can promote writing at a grassroots level particularly in Hackney and among local communities to effectively champion diversity in publishing.

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Publishing and Authors Surgery - Newington Green Meeting House

TUESDAY 18th APRIL 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Indie Novella invites aspiring authors to convene with us to workshop ideas on writing, ask questions on the publishing process, and share work. Stoke Newington based independent publisher Indie Novella is delighted to announce the start of a regular, free Publishing and Writer's Surgery where they invite aspiring writers and authors to convene with them to workshop ideas on writing, ask questions on the publishing process, and showcase any writing you have been working on.

It will be informal, friendly and welcoming and they hope to have writers at all levels of experience from brand new writers to those looking to secure a publishing deal.

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Stoke Newington Authors Panel with Rebecca Ley, Abiola Bello, Eithne Nightingale and J. R. McMenemie

SATURDAY 22ND APRIL 1pm - 3pm

 

Join us on Saturday 22nd April for our Authors Panel at Stoke Newington's Newington Green Meeting House. 

Indie Novella and Newington Green Meeting House are thrilled to launch the Hackney and Haringey Writers Anthology Project showcasing the work and stories local writers and authors and the communities they represent. We are inviting local community members, writers and visitors to join us from 1pm to 3pm where they will be hosting drinks and nibbles followed by a panel discussion with four brilliant established authors - Abiola Bello, Rebecca Ley, Eithne Nightingale and J. R. McMenemie.

It is a chance to meet the authors, ask questions, and pick up a signed book. There will also be a pop-bookshop and free glass of wine.

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Newington Green Meeting House

SATURDAY 22ND APRIL 1pm - 3pm

 

Saturday 22nd April! Rebecca Ley joins our Authors Panel at Newington Green Meeting House to launch our communities anthology AND sign copies of her BRAND NEW novel, The Trip!

Rebecca Ley is a novelist and journalist whose debut novel, For When I’m Gone, was published to critical acclaim by Orion Books in 2020. Rebecca's journalistic work includes the Guardian column, Doing it for Dad, about her father's dementia and has previously worked at the Times, the Sun and the Daily Mail. Rebecca’s new novel, The Trip, will be published by Orion in April 2023 and has already received plaudits from Nicola Gill, Matt Cain and Beth Morrey to name a few.

Novel Writing and Demystifying the Publishing Process Workshop

Dalston CLR James Library

SATURDAY 29th APRIL 10.45am - 4pm 

 

Independent publisher, Indie Novella, has teamed up with Hackney Libraries and the Arts Council England to put on a series of writing workshops designed to help new writers get into publishing.

 

This one-day workshop is all about understanding the publishing industry, the difference between large and small publishers, and how to take your finished novel to a publisher. The workshop will also give you an idea of how to approach literary agents - the key players in publishing - and what is meant by the 'submission package'. It will also give you a grounding on how to put together your own submission package and what agents and publishers are looking for.

 

The workshop is free and completely funded by the Arts Council. You may be an aspiring writer, a complete beginner, or even an established author who wants to learn the tips and techniques used in novel writing, the workshop should have something for everyone.

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Publishing and Authors Surgery - Newington Green Meeting House

TUESDAY 16TH MAY 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Indie Novella invites aspiring authors to convene with us to workshop ideas on writing, ask questions on the publishing process, and share work. Stoke Newington based independent publisher Indie Novella is delighted to announce the start of a regular, free Publishing and Writer's Surgery where they invite aspiring writers and authors to convene with them to workshop ideas on writing, ask questions on the publishing process, and showcase any writing you have been working on.

It will be informal, friendly and welcoming and they hope to have writers at all levels of experience from brand new writers to those looking to secure a publishing deal.

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Indie Novella Writing Course (with Watson, Little)

January 16th 2024 - 9 weeks

Online

We believe all authors should have the same opportunities to find agent representation and get published, therefore we’ve done something radical: we’ve developed the first publisher and agent led writing course that is completely free.

In weekly sessions, you'll not only learn everything you'll need to transform that rough draft into a polished novel, but you'll interact with other authors, peer-reviewing each other's work and becoming a cohort who can learn from and support each other to take your work to publication.

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