Claire Askew, So, You've Written Yourself Into a Corner!

Claire Askew, So, You've Written Yourself Into a Corner!

  • Workshop
  • Sunday, 3rd October 2021
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • £15.00

Top tips for perfect plotting

Whether you’re a meticulous planner or prefer to freestyle, it’s easy to get hung up on a tricky plot point of your own contriving and find yourself stumped for solutions. Whatever your genre, award-winning poet and novelist Claire Askew is here with top tips for perfect plotting. She’ll guide you through tried-and-tested methods for picking up the thread and finding your way out of the maze to reach a satisfying denouement for your work in progress.

Dr. Claire Askew is a Scottish novelist and poet based in Carlisle. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing & Contemporary Women’s Poetry from the University of Edinburgh. The first book in her series about DI Helen Birch, All the Hidden Truths, won the inaugural Bloody Scotland Scottish Crime Debut of the Year in 2019. This year sees the paperback release of her crime novel, Cover Your Tracks, a new collection of poetry, How to Burn a Woman, and a nonfiction book about writing, Novelista.


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Borderlines Book Festival has been developed through partnership working between public and private enterprise. The three partners are: Bookends of Carlisle; Cumbria County Council’s Library Service and Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust.

Bookends Cumbria County Council's Library Service Tullie House

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