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Essex Authors Day - Workshop 3: Crafting a Speculative Novel

An image of a giant dusky pink typewriter with a sheet of paper sticking out with the word story on, and a woman stood in front next to a large cup and a man on a ladder reaching the paper. All on a fawn-coloured background with white and lilac clouds, green leaves and a giant pencil laying down at the bottom.
Saturday 11 June 2022
10am to 11.30am
Chelmsford Library

County Hall
Market Road


This interactive session will explore the writing process from the initial idea to completion. Essex author Owen W Knight highlights the challenges of plotting, character development, story arc and creating a coherent speculative fiction story that will appeal to readers.

Owen writes contemporary and speculative fiction. His books combine myths, legends and science to highlight uses and abuses of power and conflicts associated with ethical values. Owen was born in Southend-on-Sea in the days when children spent their time outdoors, creating imaginary worlds that formed the basis of their adventures and social interaction. His most recent published novel, Another Life, is an inspiring tale of love, loss, and redemption, described as 'It's a Wonderful Life' for the 21st Century’.

Visit our Eventbrite page to book tickets for Workshop 3: Crafting a Speculative Novel: An Author’s Experience.

This event is part of the Essex Book Festival.