Writing Masterclasses

Intensive online masterclass run by Ali Harper, followed by set challenges, focus groups and a guest author spot.

walking the talk – Friday 25th June 2021 – guest author caroline Hulse

A one day, online, masterclass on how to write compelling dialogue that advances the plot, builds character and creates subtext. How do we write dialogue that sounds realistic but exciting, that is both credible and incredible at the same time. We’ll be looking at how dialogue creates brilliant opportunities for subtext, giving us space to read between the lines.

Each day follows the same structure  (below) and takes place on Zoom. Class sizes are limited to allow plenty of time for questions and discussion.

For further details or to book a place on either masterclass please email: retreat_retreat@aol.com


10am – 10.15am               Introduction to the Course

10.15am – 11.15am          Master-class

11.15am – 1pm                 Independent Work (on given challenge)

1pm – 2pm                        Lunch

2pm – 2.15pm                   Introduction to the Afternoon

2.15pm – 3.15pm               Focus Group Work

3pm – 3.30pm                   Coffee Break

3.30pm – 4.15pm              Questions/Conclusions  

7.30pm – 8.30pm             Guest Author reflects on theme of master-class  

COST:   Either day – £45/£30 (concs)  Both days booked together – £80/£50 (concs

Charlotte Levin – Guest Author

Masterclasses by Ali Harper

Helen Cross – Guest Author

Caroline Hulse – Guest Author

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