Online Masterclasses for Authors

The Publishing Talk Masterclasses are online talks, interviews and workshops from bestselling authors, agents, publishers and industry experts. Join us from anywhere in the world – and there’s access to a video replay too, if you can’t make it live. Our masterclasses are FREE to members. Sign up to our newsletter to hear about new masterclasses as they’re announced – and hope to see you soon!

 

How to Write About Nature - with Anita Sethi

How to Write About Nature
with Anita Sethi

Wed 26 May 2021, 6:30pm-8pm UK time

Nature writing is enjoying a boom. Join the award-winning writer and author of I Belong Here for this illuminating workshop on how to describe the natural world in your writing.

£15 – £30 / FREE to members

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How to Create a Setting - with Liz FenwickHow to Create a Setting
– with Liz Fenwick

Wed 16 Jun 2021, 6:30pm – 8pm UK time

Described by The Guardian as ‘the queen of the contemporary Cornish novel,’ award-winning author Liz Fenwick shows you how to use setting as a character and to transport the reader to a place and time.

£15 – £30 / FREE to members

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How to Write a Memoir - with Allegra HustonHow to Write a Memoir
– with Allegra Huston

Wed 14 Jul 2021, 6:30pm – 8pm UK time

Writing tutor and author of the bestselling memoir Love Child shows you how to draw a compelling narrative out of the rough material of your life.

£15 – £30 / FREE to members

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How to Become a Kindle Bestseller - With Nicola MayHow to Become a Kindle Bestseller
with Nicola May

Wed 28 Jul 2021, 6:30pm – 8pm UK time

Number one bestselling self-publishing sensation Nicola May, author of the Cockleberry Bay series, shows you how to top the Kindle charts!

£15 – £30 / FREE to members and attendees of Day 2 of our How to Get Published writers’ conference

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Jacq Burns

How to Write a Bestseller
– with Jacq Burns

Thu 12 Aug 2021, 6:30pm – 8pm UK time

Literary agent and author of Write a Bestseller Jacq Burns explains what it takes to top the charts.

Publishing Talk members get 25% off this book – and all other Teach Yourself creative writing guides.

Booking opens soon / FREE to members

 

How to Perfect Your Submission - With Scott PackHow to Perfect Your Submisison
– with Scott Pack

Wed 15 Sep 2021, 6:30pm – 8pm UK time

Straightforward, practical advice on how to put together your proposal and query letter. Includes a free chapter from Scott’s book Tips from a Publisher.

£15 – £30 / FREE to members and attendees of Day 1 of our How to Get Published writers’ conference

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How to Build a Writing Habit - With Bec EvansHow to Build a Writing Habit
– with Bec Evans

Wed 20 Oct 2021, 6:30pm – 8pm UK time

If you want to be a successful author, you need to write – a lot! The author of How to Have a Happy Hustle and productivity expert Bec Evans of Prolifiko shares the advice, tips and tricks you need to build a sustainable writing habit.

£15 – £30 / FREE to members

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Molly Flatt

How to Finish Your First Novel (and What to Do Next)
– with Molly Flatt

Wed 10 Nov 2021, 6:30pm – 8pm UK time

How do you finally get that novel off your desk? And what are the next steps you need to take? Industry insider and author of The Charmed Life of Alex Moore Molly Flatt offers practical advice on what it takes to get that novel written – and published.

Booking opens soon / FREE to members

 

How to Get Published – Online Writers’ Conference

We’re also running our How to Get Published writers’ conference again this year – but online! This last ran live in 2019, at Foyles bookshop in London. You can get a flavour of that event, and feedback from delegates, on our YouTube channel.

How to Get Published takes place online over two days: 18-19 Sep 2021. Day One will focus on traditional publishing, and Day Two on self-publishing and other routes to publication. Join us for one or both days, from anywhere in the world.

Booking is now open, with limited Super Earlybird tickets available. Members get a 25% discount on all ticket types.