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What’s Wrong With Your Book?

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7th September 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm


You've finished your book – well done! 

Now you’re getting some good feedback, and a bit of interest, but it just isn't going anywhere. Why not? Or perhaps you're about to start a book and want to head off any potential pitfalls - or you're midway through and need some guidance. In this workshop, novelist Claire McGowan will break down the common problems that stop books being published, including issues with viewpoint, pacing, structure, setting, premise, and more. 

Learn what key aspect you may need to fix in order to make your book a success and maximise your chances of being picked up by an agent and publisher.

Speaker Details

Claire McGowan was born in Rostrevor, County Down, and now lives in London. She's the author of the Paula Maguire crime series, which was optioned by the BBC, and also writes women's fiction as Eva Woods. She runs the UK's first MA in Crime Writing, at City University London.

Event details

The event will be held at Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP. Doors will open at 6pm, with drinks provided upon arrival.

Drinks will start at 6pm and your workshop begins at 6.30pm prompt, finishing at 8.30pm.

Booking and payment

The price for this event is £35, including drinks upon arrival.

Bookings can be made by either clicking on the 'Book' buttons at the top and bottom of this page, or by calling 0207 631 5985.

Price inclusive of standard VAT.