Masterclasses

Led by top industry professionals and published authors, masterclasses are run throughout the year in addition to our core courses.

Opportunities to invest in you and your writing with the Golden Egg Academy. For members and non-members alike!

Masterclasses: an opportunity to enhance your writing skills by spending time in a small, focused group, working with a specialist. Open to the Egg-curious.

Writers’ Days: 1.5-hour guest panel talk with Q&A followed by an optional ‘break out’ afternoon in which you can work on your writing, individually or in groups, with input from the Golden Egg Editors. Open to the Egg-curious.

For more information contact vanessa@goldeneggacademy.co.uk.

Tickets available below.

Masterclass: Character Psyche and Senses - Sunday 8th September 2019

with Kate Maryon
Sunday 8th September 2019, 11am – 5pm

Scholastic Offices, London
£195

Psychotherapist and children’s author, Kate Maryon, brings us Psyche & Senses, an experiential adventure into the depths of character, working to support you in creating living, breathing, utterly believable characters that grip your readers’ attention from the beginning and have them cheering them on to the finishing line.

About the Leader:

Kate is an experienced somatic transformational psychotherapist as well as successful children’s author. Her titles include middle-grade novels, most recently A Sea of Stars published by Harper Collins Children’s Books, as well as picture books, My Sister is Bigger Than Me published by Jonathan Cape.

For more information contact: vanessa@goldeneggacademy.co.uk

Tickets available here: Character Psyche and Senses

Masterclass: Action and Dramatic Tension - Saturday 21st September 2019

with Bella Pearson and Beverley Birch
Saturday 21st September 2019, 11am – 5pm

Scholastic Offices, London
£195

You’ve had the rejection letters and feedback: ‘Not a lot happens; Doesn’t grip me enough; Not surprising or exciting enough to hold attention in a very competitive market; Not enough happens to sufficiently engage young readers against everything else competing for their attention; Too slow; Not keeping me turning the pages; Good opening, but then everything goes slack …’

But YOU know that your story takes your character on a life-changing journey, full of meaning.

Join Beverley and Bella for a workshop exploring the nature of action and dramatic tension, on finding it in your own story and bringing it effectively to the surface. The course will help you understand how to best sweep your readers into and through the story, gripping them and pulling them through every page.

About the Leaders:

Bella Pearson, formerly Publishing Director at David Fickling Books, now runs her own independent publishing house, Guppy Books. She has edited well-known authors such as Costa nominated Candy Gourlay, John Boyne, Jenny Downham and Golden Egg’s own Lisa Williamson.

Beverley Birch is a children’s author and experienced editor. She was most notably Senior Commissioning Editor at Hodder Children’s Books. Her new book, Kisiri, will be published in 2020 by Guppy Books.

For more information contact: vanessa@goldeneggacademy.co.uk

Tickets available here: Action and Dramatic Tension