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Whitby Saturday 27th October 2018

Event Details

Date: Saturday 27th October 2018

Time: 9:30 am-3:30 pm

Location: The Red House. St Hilda’s Terrace Whitby YO21 3AE.

Author: GP Taylor

Cost: £85 for the day workshop, an additional £25 can be paid either at the same time or after the course if you wish to have your work appraised and receive individual feedback from Graham.

Itinerary for the day:

9:30 – 10:45 Session one.


How to develop a believable character – the right name for the right person – the back story – how can we make them stand out? What are publishers looking for?

10:45 – 11:00 Break

11:00-12:15 Session two.


Plan or not to plan? Where do you start? Is there an original story left to write? How can I make my storyline better. How can I overcome and prevent writers block. What story makes a best seller?

12:15-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:15 Session three.


How much description do I need to use? How does genre dictate what my setting will be? What are the pitfalls to writing good description and setting?

14:15-14:30 Break

14:30 – End of the day (estimated 3:30) Getting published – getting an agent – turning my book into a film – getting noticed by the press. Questions from the group.


About the Author

GP Taylor (Graham) is an award winning, New York Times best selling writer. His first book Shadowmancer was a worldwide success and he secured an 11 book deal with Faber and Faber, writing many more best sellers that have been published in 51 languages and topped the book charts around the world. He has written for film, radio and television. Graham has experience in writing for both the children’s and the adult market having written over 20 books since 2005. The object of the day is not only to get an insight a skill set for story writing but also to avoid the pitfalls of the publishing industry.

The Venue

The Red House is the authors own home. A Georgian house built in 1761 and reputed to have been visited by Bran Stoker and Lewis Carroll. There is a large public car park to the rear of the property and cafe’s and shops within a few yards.

How to book a place.

Please contact Yvonne Lang at Authors Abroad to reserve a place –, 01535 656015 ext 9850

There will need to be a minimum of 12 participants to run the course.

The workshop can hold a maximum of 35 to ensure the quality of the workshop is retained and everyone has a chance to share their work.

Cost for the workshop is £85, you can pay an additional £25 at the time of booking or after the course to receive feedback on a sample of your work from Graham that you can submit via the online forum.

You will be informed if the course has sufficient numbers and is running by Wednesday 12th September and then asked for payment to guarantee your place.

Payment can be made via Paypal, cheque (made payable to Authors Abroad) or BACS transfer.

Please note that you will not be able to attend the course if you have not pre-paid.

Cancelling your place.

If you wish to cancel your place on the course please inform Yvonne as soon as possible. If you cancel before 12th September there will be no charge.

If you cancel after this date there will not be a charge if the class has sufficient numbers to run. However, if your cancellation is after 12th September and your cancellation brings the class to less than 15 attendees you will be billed £35 to enable the class to still run.