Writing a Book: Think Write
Professional Development Programme

Participants:
This course is open to all research staff.

Pre-requisites: None

Overview:
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

Preparation:
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 ; Think-Write About the facilitator...

Date, time and venue: 1 day workshop

More dates will be available in the 2014-2015 Academic Year. In the meantime please Register Your Interest by scrolling down the page to How to Book and clicking on the link to the Booking Form. We will then email you when new dates are available.

Cost:

  • 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: Khiera Yusuf

See also

To view the other four workshops in the Think-Write series please click on the links below: