In this session Den will discuss the positives and pitfalls of writing from different perspectives, whether in close third person, first person, or balancing multiple narrators. Through extracts and exercises, he will explore how character and world are established through POV, as well as the restrictions of each form. You will learn how to develop convincing characters that stand out in a first person, and how to add flavour when writing in third person - close or omniscient - and how dialogue can also be a way to build an authentic voice. We will round off with a Q&A on this topic and any other burning questions you may have about the world of publishing.
Den Patrick is the British Fantasy Award nominated author of The Erebus Sequence for Gollancz (Orion) and The Ashen Torment series for Harper Voyager. He has written Fantasy, Sci Fi, Horror, a Ghost Story and even a Western in short form. Den has taught at Brunel University covering world-building, point of view, character, plotting and dialogue, and at the Guardian on writing Science Fiction Fantasy and navigating the publishing world.
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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 Talbot Room. It's a huge pub so just ask bar staff if lost!
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