The Lightning Draft
Live stream Novel-Writing Bootcamp
with Noelle Harrison and Sandra Ireland
1st – 30th November 2021
To book your place go HERE
Write the first draft of your novel in one month!
Through masterclasses, self care for author sessions, and group writing practice, we will guide you through one whole month of getting your novel written. Our month-long course finishes with a workshop on how to get published.
Most of all you will feel supported and motivated as part of our virtual writing community.
Numbers are limited.
Book your place HERE
The Lightning Draft Bootcamp
What you get:
WEEKLY WRITING MANTRA
Recorded meditations by Noelle designed to unlock your creativity and boost your confidence. Each week is focused on a particular mantra which ties in with our course content.
4 x weekly SELF CARE FOR AUTHORS with Sandra on Monday evenings beginning 1st November
4 x weekly live stream MASTERCLASSES on writing craft with Noelle and Sandra on Thursday evenings beginning 4th November.
All masterclasses will be recorded and available on live replay if missed.
Our Masterclasses focus on different elements fundamental to writing your novel covering topics such as conceptual development, world building, characterisation, and structure.
WRITE FROM THE HEART with Noelle
4 x weekly Saturday morning live stream writing practice via Zoom. 11 a.m. – 12.10 p.m.
70 minutes of unlocking creativity. We begin with guided meditation and writing practice together. We end with a closing circle and observations on our own creative practice.
4 x The Morning Pages on Thursdays with Noelle – gentle awakening yoga, meditation and writing practice.
All of our participants will receive pdf downloadable Lightning Draft planner plus weekly course notes.
Optional one hour mentoring session on your novel £175.00
Book your place here on The Lightning Draft
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Her poetry has appeared in various publications, such as New Writing Scotland, Seagate III and ‘Furies’, published by For Book’s Sake. She won the Scottish Association of Writers’ Dorothy Dunbar Rose Bowl for Poetry in 2017 and 2018.
Sandra is the author of three psychological thrillers, all published by Polygon. Beneath the Skin (2016), shortlisted for the Saltire Society First Book Award, 2017; Bone Deep (2018), also published in the USA, Germany and India and The Unmaking of Ellie Rook, released last year. Sight Unseen, the first book in her new Sarah Sutherland series is out now.
She is represented by Jenny Brown, of Jenny Brown Associates. In addition to her novels, she has written a non-fiction work Grist: The Life, Lore and Landscape of the Scottish Watermill which is currently out on submission.
She has a particular interest in folklore and its relevance to current issues and concerns.
Check out Sandra’s website to know more about her writing and books here.
Follow Sandra on Twitter @22_ireland and on instagram @sireland22
Noelle Harrison is a fiction writer and extensively published author. Her novels and short stories have been translated and published in thirteen different countries. She has taught creative writing in Ireland, UK & Norway for both adults, teenagers and children in schools, and for organisations such as The Inkwell Writers Group in Dublin, Meath County Council in Ireland, The Big Smoke Writers’ Factory in Dublin, and Litteraturhuset in Bergen, Norway. Noelle has a Masters in Creative Writing with Distinction & an Associate Fellowship in Higher Education both attained at Edinburgh Napier University. She has lived and written in Ireland, Italy, Norway, and Scotland, and brings an array of cross-cultural skills to our retreats. Noelle’s most recent novels The Gravity of Love was published by Black and White Publishing in May 2018 and The Island Girls was published in April 2020 and The Boatman’s Wife in January 2021 by Bookouture. Her forthcoming novel The Girl Across The Sea will be published by Bookouture in November 2021.
Noelle is also a qualified Yoga Teacher specialising in Restorative Yoga, Yin & Journaling. You can check out her classes on www.spacetoBE.online.
Check out Noelle’s website to read more about her writing & books here.
You can follow Noelle on Instagram@noelle.harrison5
Twitter: @NoelleHarrison Facebook: @NoelleCBHarrison
Any Questions? Or want to book your place email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hilde Fossen, Bergen, Norway.
Noelle with Pure Fiction Retreat Group March 2018 in Bergen, Norway.
“I have just enjoyed a five week course with Sandra Ireland – ‘Finding Inspiration through Folklore’, and it did exactly what it says on the tin ; I found inspiration in the material presented and discussed, but not only in my writing as I’d planned, but in other creative areas. With five lessons complete with slide show presentations, accompanying notes and a weekly live online Zoom meeting, where Sandra and our small group were able to interact and share ideas and information to fuel our imagination, I was spurred to complete sewing and craft projects as well as life writing pieces and short stories. Sandra gave excellent feedback to enable me to develop my ideas further. I certainly would recommend Sandra’s courses with her gentle and encouraging style. Lots of fun and met some wonderful like minded creators and writers.” Lynn R.S. Genevieve
Sandra reading at Murder One International Festival 2019
‘I took part in Aurora Writers’ two-day writer’s retreat in Lauder, Scotland in February 2017 with Noelle Harrison and Melody Nixon. Their approach was clear, practical and inspiring. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced writer,
the teaching catered to every level. Noelle and Melody’s experience, knowledge and know-how leaves you roaring to write. If you get the chance to attend one of Aurora Writers’ Retreats don’t pass it up!’
Ila Moldenhauer, Bergen, Norway
MELODY with our Scottish Writing Retreat group Spring 2017
“My experience with Noelle, both working with her and attending PICTURE THIS!, is that she is a devoted and charismatic teacher. She connects with participants in a very special way so that the creative work is focused. Noelle has built very structured yet dynamic and enriching courses. The fact that she guides you step-by-step make her courses particularly attractive. The result is that you get to experience what she is teaching rather than hear about it. Creative blocks and fear of writing melt away and creativity kicks in. By taking one of Noelle’s writing courses, I believe you get a deeper understanding of what the craft of writing is and what your role should be in wanting to master it.”
Karen Rosenstock, Litteraturhuset Bergen & Skrivekunstkollektivet
Last year I did a short story course with Noelle Harrison at Aurora Writers. I wrote The Spirit of the Lake, an idea that I had been tolling with for a while. But Noelle managed to make me focused and together we turned the story into something that I am really proud of! If you have time and chance to do a course with Noelle, don’t hesitate!!
Nina Rolland, Bergen, Norway.
NOELLE with our PICTURE THIS! group in Norway 2017
‘A wonderfully nurturing and creative day. I found the pairing of yoga and writing very evocative. Thank you!’
Claire Wingfield, Dunfermline, U.K.
‘Such an enriching experience with a great bunch of women.’
Lynne Dickson, U.K.
‘After a day at Aurora Writers Into The Light Yoga & Creative retreat in Edinburgh, I am adorned with the armour of my intrepid warrior self, the peaceful warrior and the creative warrior. No longer shall I walk this journey of literary and creative discovery on my own. No longer shall I be the lackey of self-doubt and trepidation. With my new literary companions from Aurora’s Writers’ Retreats forever by my side, fuelling me with the memories of an unforgettable and powerful session and a connectivity that stretches from Harrogate to Scotland, across to Norway and around the world, bringing together all women who have a bloody good story to tell.’
Francesca Hepton, Harrogate, U.K.
VANESSA at our Yoga & Creative Writing Retreat in Edinburgh