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Getting Started with Your Novel with Mike Gayle - Feb date added.


Due to unprecedented demand and the first event in January seeling out within a few days, Mike has kindly agreed to run a second workshop on Saturday 8th February 2020.

A one-day writing workshop for adults with Mike Gayle.
This course will consider how to generate and develop ideas like a professional writer touching on the creation of log lines (your story in a sentence), understanding story structure and avoiding common pitfalls. Suitable for complete beginners and those struggling to start novels or transform their ideas into something they can work with.
Mike Gayle is the author of 15 novels including the Sunday Times Bestselling My Legendary Girlfriend, Mr Commitment and Turning Thirty. Previously a journalist and agony uncle, Mike’s work has appeared in a variety of publications including The Sunday Times, The Guardian and Cosmopolitan. He has also been a judge on a number of literary prizes including the Costa, Betty Trask and WH Smith Awards. His latest novel is Half a World Away.
Booking essential, book early to avoid disappointment. Please bring along your favourite writing implements whether that be a paper and pen or laptop
Complimentary tea and coffee will be available throughout the day. Lunch is not provided, you are welcome to bring a packed lunch to eat in the seminar room or to visit one of the many food establishments in Shrewsbury Town Centre.

Mike Gayle was born and raised in Birmingham. After graduating from Salford University with a degree in Sociology Mike moved to London with ambitions of becoming a music journalist. This didn't happen however and following a slight detour in his five-year plan he ended up as an agony uncle for teenage girls' magazine Bliss before becoming Features Editor on the now much missed Just Seventeen. Since those early days Mike has written for a variety of publications including The Sunday Times, The Guardian and Cosmopolitan.

Mike became a full time novelist in 1997 following the publication of his Sunday Times top ten bestseller My Legendary Girlfriend, which was hailed by The Independent as 'Full of belly laughs and painfully acute observations,' and by The Times as 'A funny, frank account of a hopeless romantic.'

To date Mike is the author of twelve novels including Mr Commitment, Turning Thirty and Wish You Were Here. His books have been translated into over thirty languages.

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