TLC Fiction Masterclasses - Finding Your Muse | Free Word

26 October 2019
10:00 16:00-

Presented by:
The Literary Consultancy


Learn the craft of writing from the inside out

TLC Masterclasses are for writers just starting out, or those with a specific writing project in mind and with a determination to see that project through to a more cohesive, coherent end product. Each Masterclass offers a holistic deep dive into elements of craft, with practical exercises and inspirational examples drawn from a wide range of sources. Whilst each is offered as a standalone course, all three have been designed together and therefore complement each other.

Finding Your Muse: Inspiration and Invention

How do we find – or recognise – the tiny seeds of ideas that have the potential to flourish into a fully-formed piece of fiction? How do we invent characters with the depth and capacity to move and engage a reader and to ignite a story? Using practical writing exercises and inspiring prompts, author and tutor Shelley Weiner demonstrates how imagination, psychological insight, and skill are vital components in the foundations of fiction. Come with your creative ideas and find out how to create a sound premise and a clear vision for your writing project. Crystallise nascent ideas, discover new ones, and road-test them in a safe, supportive, and playful environment.


Book all three masterclasses for £315+VAT (£72 saving) / £255 concessions (£54 saving).

Finding Your Story: Plot, Setting and Structure

Finding Your Voice: Putting Your Story on the Page, Sustaining Momentum

Prices at checkout are displayed including VAT. Discount for multiple bookings will be applied to the basket automatically at the final stage of checkout.

All Masterclass attendees are also entitled to a 10% discount on TLC manuscript assessment for work submitted within three months of the Masterclass. Places are strictly limited to 15 per Masterclass.

26 October 2019
10:00 - 16:00
£125 +VAT / £100 +VAT

The Literary Consultancy


Shelley Weiner

Shelley Weiner is the author of five novels, and a respected creative writing tutor with a passion for nurturing writers at all levels. Her short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies in print and online, and have been produced for BBC Radio 4. Shelley has run masterclasses for the Guardian, Faber Academy, Gold Dust Mentoring Scheme and Skyros Writers’ Lab, and has lectured on the Creative Writing MA at Anglia Ruskin University, as well as for Birkbeck College, the Open University, the Taliesin Trust, the British Council in Israel, and Durham University. She is passionate about guiding and enabling writers at all stages of their writing journeys. She is an Advisory Fellow at the University of Westminster.