Past Meetup

Building an intricate plot with a side order of tension w/ author Stuart Turton

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Price: £20.00 /per person

The George Inn

The George Inn Yard, 77 Borough High Street, SE1 1NH · London

How to find us

You'll find us in The Winchester Room upstairs

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In this session we'll learn the art of intricate plotting and tension building; a chance to really shake things up in your writing. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a time-travel, body-hopping murder-mystery novel with three principal plot lines, eight protagonists, a victim who won't stay dead, and a detective who jumps between bodies. Answers are delivered before the questions are asked, and nothing ever happens in the right order. Stuart will discuss how he planned such a complex plot, the mistakes made, lessons learned, and the art of building tension through confusion. We're biting our nails already!

Stuart Turton is debut author of the high concept crime novel, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (Waterstones' October book of the month). He is winner of the Brighton and Hove Short Story Prize and was longlisted for the BBC Radio 4 Opening Lines competition. With the novel's huge success, Stuart has been on a whirlwind worldwide tour and we're thrilled to have him make a stop for us!

To get the very best from this workshop (and because it's a rollicking good read) it's advisable to read the novel in advance. Added bonus, Stuart can then sign your copies, yess.

Costs: £20.00, please follow the steps to pay via PayPal when you RSVP. Refunds will only be provided if the meetup is cancelled by admin, no exceptions, and in the rare event of speakers cancelling, we reserve the right to provide an alternative but equivalent speaker.

Location: The George Inn is two minutes walk from London Bridge station (take Borough High Street exit). Please see full address with map. We are upstairs in The Winchester Room. It's a huge pub so just ask bar staff if lost!

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