Writing a Book: ThinkWrite
Professional Development Programme

This course is open to all research staff.

Pre-requisites: None

This workshop aims to inform researchers of a new approach to organising basic ideas and large quantities of information into a structured and planned book. The course establishes: how to start writing a book, how to structure book and how to deal with book contracts.

Anticipated learning outcomes:
By the end of this session, you will have a fuller understanding of:

  • various readers and decision-makers
  • the key message for the book
  • a set of subsidiary messages
  • creating a structure that incorporates all your information in a reader friendly order
  • controlling the way that information flows through the book
  • writing quickly
  • editing with confidence
  • the benefits and disadvantage of literary agents
  • the elements contained in standard contracts
  • writing a synopsis that has the right components to interest a publisher

This is a practical 'hands-on' workshop, and you should bring the following to work on during the day:

  • A copy (or two or three) of a book of the same genre as the one that you would like to write.

  • An idea of a book you would like to write - write about one side of A4 collecting your ideas together.

Related resources: Desktop Learning

Facilitator: Pete Moore ; ThinkWrite About the facilitator...

Date, time and venue: 1 day workshop

02 June 2015 1000 - 1600 Cruciform Foyer Seminar Room 1


  • Free for all staff on the UCL payroll 
  • £160 for UCL Affiliated / Higher Education Institutions / Charities
  • £400 for External Applicants

How to book: Booking Form

OD Course Contact: Natalia Mazzini-cea

See also

To view the other four workshops in the ThinkWrite series please click on the links below: