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Live webchat with author and creative-writing tutor Louise Doughty, TODAY, Thursday, 10 May at 12noon

(78 Posts)
PatrickMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 08-May-12 10:46:15

We are delighted that Louise Doughty, author of Whatever You Love (shortlisted for the Costa Fiction prize) and A Novel in a Year, will be joining us at MNHQ this Thursday to talk about her own writing experiences and what it takes to be a novelist while juggling two school aged children with no childcare. Louise is also a highly experienced tutor of creative writing and happy to take questions about everything from the value of taking a creative writing course (she's teaching one of our first Mumsnet Academy courses with author of One Day, David Nicholls) to the publishing process and getting your novel published.

Alongside writing highly acclaimed novels, Louise has written for radio and broadcast, writes a weekly column for the Daily Telegraph (Short Story Club), is a regular on BBC Radio 4, and was a judge of the Man Booker Prize in 2008. There's not much Louise doesn't know about writing so please join us this Thursday at 12 midday, and if you are unable to join us, please post a question on this thread in advance.

Cwm Thu 10-May-12 13:02:53

Thank you Louise, really great advice and I feel inspired to go and get on with some writing now!

silverreigns Thu 10-May-12 17:11:20

Thanks for answering my questions, Louise - really helpful. I long to go on that MN Academy course but can't do the dates. PLEASE hold at least one more in London - as well as the regional roadshow grin - so that I can block out the diary for it.

thanks

LynnCSchreiber Thu 10-May-12 21:29:24

Thanks for your answer, Louise.

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