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WORKSHOP: Plan Your Novel

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: www.catlumb.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheWriteCatalystInstagram: www.instagram.com/TheWriteCatalyst

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

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Age guidance: 16+

Location: Festival Hub
 

1:1 with Writing Coach, The Write Catalyst

Wish you could ‌smash‌ ‌that‌ ‌writing‌ ‌goal‌ ‌you’ve‌ ‌had‌ ‌to‌ ‌finish‌ ‌your‌ ‌manuscript‌.‌ Now you can!

Imagine‌ ‌being‌ ‌able‌ ‌to‌ ‌smash‌ ‌that‌ ‌writing‌ ‌goal‌ ‌you’ve‌ ‌had‌ ‌to‌ ‌finish‌ ‌your‌ ‌manuscript‌.‌ ‌You‌ ‌feel‌ ‌amazingly‌ ‌clear‌ ‌and‌ ‌focused‌ ‌about‌ ‌what’s‌ ‌next‌ ‌and‌ ‌feel‌ ‌confident‌ ‌that‌ ‌you‌ ‌can‌ ‌tackle‌ ‌it.‌ ‌You‌ ‌are‌ ‌a‌ ‌writer.‌ ‌Not‌ ‌just‌ ‌any‌ ‌writer,‌ ‌but‌ ‌the‌ ‌writer‌ ‌you‌ ‌dreamed‌ ‌of‌ being!‌ ‌

Book a 1:1 coaching session to talk over your writing dreams with Cat, and she’ll‌ ‌help‌ ‌you‌ ‌develop‌ ‌strategies‌ ‌and‌ ‌techniques‌ to ‌help‌ ‌you‌ ‌when‌ ‌you‌ ‌come‌ ‌up‌ ‌against‌ ‌any writing ‌blocks,‌ ‌so‌ ‌you‌ ‌never‌ ‌have‌ ‌to‌ ‌feel‌ ‌lost‌ ‌and‌ ‌uncertain‌ ‌about‌ ‌your‌ ‌writing‌ ‌again.‌ ‌

Price: £50 (Note that 50% of all 1:1 proceeds go to HLF to be reinvested into the Festival).

In-person: various dates between 9 March – 23 March and Online: various dates between 12 Mar – 22 March  2022 (see below)

Dates for in-person 1:1s (a link will be sent for you to book your slot after paying):45-min slots starting 11am, 12pm, 1pm or 2pm on:

  • Wednesday 9 March
  • Wednesday 15 March
  • Sunday 20 March
  • Wednesday 23 March

Dates for online 1:1s: (a link will be sent for you to book your slot after paying):Various options for 45-min slots are available on:

  • Saturday 12 March
  • Monday 14 March
  • Thursday 17 March
  • Friday 18 March
  • Monday 21 March
  • Tuesday 22 March

Book early to secure your preferred date and time slot!

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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: www.catlumb.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheWriteCatalystInstagram: www.instagram.com/TheWriteCatalyst