Kickstart Your Writing 18/19th March

  • Tutors: Jane Flett and Victoria Gosling
  • Start date: 18 Mar 2017
  • End date: 19 Mar 2017
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Where: TBC
  • Maximum Participants: 15
  • Cost: 90 €

Everyone’s favourite Kickstart weekend is BACK in time for Spring. Jane Flett and Victoria Gosling’s Kickstart Your Writing is famous for getting ailing writers back on track. Is there anything more exciting than knowing there will be better writing AND better weather ahead? Those lacking motivation, structure, willpower, or a even conviction that good writing is possible, won’t want to miss this.

Suitable for new and experienced writers.

On the weekend of March 18th and 19th, Jane and Victoria will be running their acclaimed two-day introductory course, covering the basics of fiction writing. Suitable for new writers or offering a shot in the arm for those who want to reinvigorate their writing practise, the course will cover establishing a writing routine, with exercises to kickstart the imagination and tuition on characterisation and dialogue (Saturday), followed by a class on plot and structure, guidance on editing, and a brief overview of how to begin finding publishers for your work (Sunday).

To sign up, please email

Jane Flett is a short story writer whose work has been commissioned for BBC Radio, read at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, awarded the Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award, and published in numerous literary journals. She features in the Best British Poetry 2012 and has toured Europe extensively performing her work. She has also taught this course in Prague and Copenhagen with Reader founder Victoria Gosling.

Victoria Gosling is the founder of The Reader Berlin. Offering manuscript assessments, mentoring, expert feedback and guidance, she has consulted on a wide range of publications currently available in print and online. Alongside directing The Reader’s day-to-day activities, she works as a freelance editor, writer and consultant and is a former editor of Berlin Stories for NPR. A novelist and short story writer, she is represented by Zoe Waldie of Rogers Coleridge & White. In 2012, her novel LETTERS TO G. was selected as one of the winners of the Mslexia Novel Prize. 

Testimonials from the last KICKSTART YOUR WRITING workshop:

“Whatever stage you are at in your writing, whatever your fear, whatever your block, something will happen over this weekend. Something good that will move you forward (in the way you expected it to- or not).” – Helena
“The course with Jane and Victoria was a great experience. It was also great to meet Victoria in person. She did an amazing manuscript assessment for my novel, on which I am still working. I am now thinking about plot!” – Jacinta
“Inspiring and informative! The workshop is led by a lovely pair of skilled writers with a real knack for teaching. You will leave with a notebook full of tips and ideas, and the seed for a story or two.” – Mariya L.