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Weekend Workshop – Constructing a Compelling Plot

by The Leeds Library


Have you always dreamed of writing a novel but don’t know where to start? Or started writing one but found yourself stuck in the middle and don’t know how to move forward? Or even completed a draft of two and still it’s not working the way you want it to?  

This short course on how to construct a compelling plot is designed to help you kickstart your creativity and give you the tools you need to originate a compelling plot structure for your novel. We will focus on what makes a plot work, how to define structural beasts, twists and turns and how to know where to place key scenes in order to maximise the potential of your idea.  

Suitable for writers of all levels you will be learning craft tips and tricks from award-winning and bestselling Scarborough based author, Rowan Coleman 

About the tutor – Rowan Coleman (writing as Bella Ellis) is the internationally bestselling and award-winning author of fifteen novels including The Memory Book, The Summer Of Impossible Things and The Girl At The Window. Her latest novel From Now Until Forever will be published in August 2023. 

A lifelong Brontë fan, under the Brontë-inspired pen name Bella Ellis, Rowan also writes the Brontë Mysteries – a carefully researched series of novels that imagine that before they were famous the Brontë Sisters were amateur detectives. The Vanished Bride, The Diabolical Bones and The Red Monarch are out now. A Gift of Poison will be published in February 2023 


A note about accessibility – Unfortunately, our Grade II* listed building is not currently fully accessible. We have a stair lift from the ground floor foyer to the first floor but are unable to install a through-floor lift due to the building’s historic status. Please email us on enquiries@theleedslibrary.org.uk if you have any questions around access, and we will do everything that we can to accommodate you.  

The Leeds Library is committed to making its building and collections accessible to everyone in our current capital building works project The Next Chapter Project. To find out more, please visit the website HERE. 


Date and Time

Sat, March 11, 2023

10:00 am - 1:00 pm


The Leeds Library

18 Commercial Street
Leeds, England LS1 6AL United Kingdom

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