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Win a free critique of your writing from a published author!

Story added 18th May 2017


Are you an aspiring novelist? Would you like a professional critique from a published author on the first thousand words of your story? If so, this is the competition for you.

The Creative Writing department at Build, London is offering three fortunate followers the opportunity to get invaluable feedback on the opening to their novel. All you have to do to be in with a chance is follow the Build Writing Twitter feed and retweet the competition tweet pinned to the top of the page before Thursday 1st of June.

If you are one of the three names picked out of the hat, your work will be professionally critiqued by feature writer and author Helen Cox who has written five books and has been published by both the History Press and HarperCollins. Helen will offer constructive feedback on character, setting, dialogue, description tone and pace in order to support you on your writing journey.

Providing your writing is in English, anybody around the world is welcome to enter this competition, and you don’t have to be a Build student. Simply follow the instructions above and look out for the announcement on our feed on Thursday 1st of June to find out if you’ve won.

Helen will also be facilitating a three-week advanced critical workshop in July - click here for more details and to book your place.

Creative writing at Build

Build is London’s ultimate destination for inspiring evening, weekend and part-time courses. Alongside our courses designed to facilitate novelists we also offer programmes in poetry, journalism, short stories and scriptwriting, among many others. Our tutors are experienced specialists in their field and most programmes take place in our flagship building on Keeley Street in the heart of Covent Garden. Notable ex-students include winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, Andrea Levy, acclaimed children’s writer, Malorie Blackman OBE, and food author Sumayya Usmani. 

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