Developing a Distinctive Style

Leila Aboulela


Date: Saturday, 01 July 2023
Time: 2PM GMT
Duration: 2 hours (with time for Q&A)
Class size: 20 max

This masterclass will take place online via Zoom and is open to students from anywhere.

Every writer has a unique approach to storytelling, which makes their style distinct from one another’s. Elements such as voice, tone, and the writer’s personality influence the overall texture of their narration. In this masterclass, the award-winning author of critically-acclaimed books The Translator, Minaret, Lyrics Alley, The Kindness of Enemies, Bird Summons, Coloured Lights and Elsewhere, Home will show you what it takes to build a distinctive writing style. The masterclass will cover how to find and polish your voice, how to identify your writing tone, and how to allow your personality blend with both so that the style unique to you can emerge.

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