Southbank Centre's Creative Writing School runs monthly, sold-out classes in the craft of writing - intensive, two-hour practical sessions. These sessions at the London Literature Festival is an opportunity for Greg Mosse, MA programme leader for CW at West Dean College, to give participants more time to develop and assess their work, with six two-hour workshops over eight days.
Today's class is Obstacles. It looks at how the novelist manages frustrations as the work progresses - this class provides insight into clever narrative ideas which keep the novel moving.
It is the third of three classes in planning a novel: beginning; story development, and obstacles. The classes can be booked as a set of three or as useful individual sessions. The classes are repeated to give students greater flexibility.