This Saturday the Nosy Crow office was a hive of activity, as we hosted our first Masterclass: How to Write Children’s Fiction – a packed day of inspiring, creative and enlightening sessions to a sold-out audience.
We had FANTASTIC talks from Nosy Crow’s fiction editor, Kirsty Stansfield, The Rescue Princesses author Paula Harrison, literary agent Gemma Cooper, The Secret Hen House Theatre author Helen Peters, fantasy author Ellen Renner, Nosy Crow founder and Managing Director, Kate Wilson, and The Grunts author Philip Ardagh
As well as these individual talks, we also offered one-to-one manuscript critiques to all of our attendees, along with lunch, cakes, wine, and lots more. I thought it was a great day: a lively, energetic atmosphere, lots of ideas, and a wonderful crowd. Here’s what some of our attendees said on Twitter afterwards:
NosyCrow</a> thank you for much wisdom and cakes. Which is actually one and the same x</p>— Dom De Plume (headfirst_dom) February 7, 2015
Thank you so much
NosyCrow</a> for a really enjoyable, constructive and inspiring children's writing masterclass - it was great.</p>— Joanna Hunter (jothehunter) February 8, 2015
NosyCrow</a> for a very thought provoking masterclass on Saturday. It was definitely worth the trip from Cumbria!</p>— Natalie Gordon (NatalieGord) February 8, 2015
One of our attendees also blogged about his experiences on the day:
My day at the
NosyCrow</a> Children’s Fiction Masterclass - <a href="http://t.co/McLPeUIqxP">http://t.co/McLPeUIqxP</a></p>— John Fulton (johnkfulton) February 8, 2015
I was particularly happy about the last line of John’s review: “I don’t know if Nosy Crow will be running any more of these courses … but if you ever get the chance to attend one, grab it with both hands.”
We haven’t announced details of the next Fiction Masterclass, but if you’d like the opportunity to attend, sign up to our books mailing list – subscribers get early access to tickets, and this one sold out incredibly quickly!