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WORKSHOP: Plan Your Novel

Sun 27 Mar, 2:00 pm4:00 pm

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If you long to write a novel but can’t find the right idea, this workshop is for you.

Join Writing Coach Cat Lumb, The Write Catalyst, as she introduces you to her five-step plan to outline your novel, from identifying your idea to creating your easy-to-follow roadmap to write it.

If you long to write a novel but can’t find the right idea, or you have your story but aren’t sure how to take it from in your head onto the page, this is the workshop for you.

By the end of the workshop you’ll have a clear idea of your story, who your main characters are, why they’re crucial to your novel, and an understanding of how time and place play an important role in your book.

Not only this but you’ll end up with an outline to follow and a selection of key scenes that you can build on so that you can start writing with confidence right until you get to ‘The End’.

About Cat Lumb: With‌ 10 ‌years‌ ‌of‌ ‌writing‌ ‌under‌ her ‌belt,‌ ‌Cat has ‌faced‌ ‌all‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌struggles‌ ‌that‌ ‌come‌ ‌with‌ ‌writing‌ ‌novels‌ ‌and‌ ‌short‌ ‌stories.‌ ‌From‌ ‌writer’s‌ ‌block‌ ‌to‌ ‌overwhelm,‌ ‌and‌ ‌uncertainty‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌fear‌ ‌of‌ ‌not‌ ‌being‌ ‌good‌ ‌enough, she ‌spent‌ ‌years‌ ‌believing‌ ‌that‌ ‌she ‌would‌ ‌never‌ ‌be‌ ‌the‌ ‌writer‌ she ‌dreamed‌ ‌of‌ ‌being,‌ ‌and‌ ‌labelling‌ herself ‌a‌ ‌failure‌ ‌when‌ ‌–‌ ‌in‌ ‌reality‌ ‌–‌ ‌she ‌was‌ ‌learning‌ her ‌craft,‌ ‌developing‌ her ‌skills,‌ ‌and‌ ‌improving‌ her ‌writing‌ ‌with‌ ‌every‌ ‌word‌ ‌written.‌ ‌

She left her cultural education job in a museum she loved in the midst of the pandemic to live her dream‌ ‌life; ‌writing novels in her ‘Plotting Shed’ and supporting other writers in finding ways to live their own writing dreams. Her debut Novel – In Lies We Trust – reached #16 in the Kindle Spy Thriller Bestseller charts in its release week, and she’s been published in Writing Magazine, Women’s Weekly, and by Mslexia and Comma Press.

‌You can find out more about her via her website:


Note: this workshop has limited places and advanced booking is recommended.

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Age guidance: 16+

Location: Festival Hub
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Festival Hub (next to Toyland)
Huddersfield, HD1 2RS United Kingdom
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