Writing Fiction from Scratch: getting beyond the blank page.
We will consider together the key elements of fiction writing, looking at setting – both time and place – characters – who are the people in your story and how do they connect with each other? – and events – what could happen that will keep a reader turning the pages? Plenty of ideas and ‘what if?’ questions, to refine your developing story and see the way ahead.
Ruth Sutton lives in Waberthwaite, West Cumbria. She has been an educator, presenter and non-fiction writer for many years and now spends her time writing, self-publishing and promoting her novels. Her trilogy Between the Mountains and the Sea was published between 2012 and 2014. In November 2015 she produced her first crime novel Cruel Tide, and the sequel – working title Truth Will Out – is due out in November 2016. She talks about her work to groups throughout the county, and enjoys using her educator skills to design and lead workshops on aspects of writing and self-publishing.