Saturday, 5th November 2016


Memoir & Non-Fiction
with Lindsey Grant

Fiction Masterclass
with Jason Donald

Introduction: About Lindsey Grant

The Making of a Memoir
Defining memoir within the genres of nonfiction and creative nonfiction.

9.00 – 10.00

Introduction: About Jason Donald

Basic Three Act Structure
The classic shape of all stories and how to make yours unique.

Establishing the scope of your story
What should you include, and why?

10.00 – 11.00

The Hero’s Journey and the Heroine’s Journey
What is happening to your characters? What will they become?

 Coffee chat

11.00 – 11:30

 Coffee chat

Understanding and applying angles of revelation
How and when a reader discovers new and key information.

11.30 – 12.30

How Stories make Meaning?
The true power of stories and how to harness it.



12.30 – 13.30



Ordering the events
Chronology, foreshadowing, and flashback.

13.30 – 14.30

Crafting Sharper Prose
Exercises involve shaping early drafts. Participants need to bring some of their early drafted prose that is unpolished.

Crafting your subplot
Adding depth and texture to your narrative.

14.30 – 15.30

What to edit from you draft

Coffee chat


15.30 – 16.00

Coffee chat


Exploring the impact of your story within the marketplace
Audience, comp titles, and selling the singularity of your memoir.

16.00 – 16.30

How to write fresh, surprising prose


16.30 – 17.00