MILTON KEYNES – #WriteMentor Writing Weekend Workshops



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8th and 9th February 2020
£200 for 2 full days (includes 1-2-1 for free)
£100 for 1 full day
£25 for 1-2-1 session (note: you must buy a session ticket to do this)
Concession prices (CODE: WWW40) and payment plans available

Workshop details:

SAT AM: Workshop One: How to plot – Advice on how best to plot novels, and how much it can help to do so before writing – tips and techniques.

SAT PM: Workshop Two: Exploring different narrative styles – Writing in multi POV, writing in verse, adding multimedia etc. How these things can enhance novels.

SAT PM: 1-2-1s: Simon James Green

SUN AM: Workshop Three: How to edit.

SUN PM: Workshop Four: Writing a great query package – synopsis, pitch, bio, and sample.


Inclusive of the following:

  • 2 course hot & cold buffet.
  • 3 x servings of Tea & Coffee with refreshments – these are chefs choice and can be a mix of cakes/pastries/biscuits/fruit salad/flapjacks etc.
  • Stationary
  • WIFI
  • Mineral Water
  • Car Parking

Workshop Leader/Guest:

Yasmin Rahman is a British Muslim born and raised in Hertfordshire. As a child, she wanted to be a postwoman, but decided to settle for being an author. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Hertfordshire and an MA in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University, both with Distinction. Her short story, ‘Fortune Favours the Bold’ was published in Stripes’ anthology A Change is Gonna Come in 2017 with the Bookseller awarding the contributors a YA Book Prize Special Achievement Award 2018 for commitment to making YA publishing more inclusive. When she’s not writing, Yasmin makes bookish fan art; her designs are sold worldwide on behalf of John Green.

Simon James Green is an author and screenwriter.

He was a finalist in SCBWI Undiscovered Voices and his debut YA novel, Noah Can’t Even, was published by Scholastic in May 2017, with the sequel, Noah Could Never, in June 2018. The books have also been published in Brazil, France and Poland. Simon’s short story, Penguins, appears in the Proud Book Anthology from Stripes, and his latest YA novel, Alex in Wonderland was published in June 2019. Simon’s screen credits include co-writing the feature-length rom-com Rules of Love (BBC), and a short stint directing Hollyoaks (C4).

He is represented by Skylark Literary.


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2 full days (includes 1-2-1 for free), 1 full day Saturday, 1 full day Sunday, 1-2-1

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