Writing Your Book: From Start to Finish

Date: 08th July 2012

A Key Words creative writing day



Struggling to get started with your writing – or to finish your writing project?

Learn how to find your writing voice, shape your ideas and choose your route into getting your work published, whether you are writing a novel, memoir, business book or any other fiction or non-fiction writing venture.

Sunday 8 July, 10am-3pm

Café Society, 15 Byram St, Huddersfield HD1 1DR

£75 including refreshments and light lunch

For payment by cheque or cash, please email michelle@key-words.co.uk or call 07771 530 450.


10.00 – 10-15am      Arrive, coffee/tea, introduction

10.15 – 11.15am       Getting Started & Finding Your Voice With book doctor Andrew Wille

11.15 – 11.30am       Break with coffee/tea

11.30 – 12.30pm      Shaping Your Ideas Bold Beginnings, Memorable Middles & Unforgettable Endings. With book doctor Andrew Wille

12.30 – 1.00pm         Lunch (sandwiches provided)

1.00 – 2.00pm           Author Talk With Michael Stewart, author of King Crow

2.00 – 3.00pm           Self Publishing and E-books With Helen Stothard, HLS Publishing Solutions


2.00 – 3.00pm           One-to-One with the Book Doctor* Your chance to have a 15-minute personal session with Andrew Wille to discuss your work in more depth (£25)

3pm END


*One-to-One Sessions: There are 4 slots available (2.00-2.15pm, 2.15-2.30pm, 2.30-2.45pm & 2.45-3pm) and the fee is £25 (payable to Andrew in advance, more details on booking). You will need to provide a 2,000-3,000-word piece of writing (can be an outline plus writing sample) by the end of Sunday 24 June, which Andrew will discuss with you during your personal session.

Please email michelle@key-words.co.uk or call 07771 530 450 to book your One-to-One Session.


The Speakers:

Andrew Wille

Professional, insightful and creative, one of the best editors in the business and an experienced creative writing tutor and book doctor.



Michael Stewart

Author of King Crow (winner of The Guardian’s ‘Not the Booker’ Award) and organiser of the Huddersfield Literary Festival.




Helen Stothard

Head of HLS Publishing Solutions and E-book publishing expert who helps authors self publish their work.



Michelle Hodgson (organiser)

Runs Key Words Events and spent 12 years as a book PR, promoting authors and celebrities from Iain Banks to Whoopi Goldberg.

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