Live Teaching at the London Canal Museum

How To Write A Funny Novel

October 2024 now booking

“Being taken step by step, to tight time frames, has given a brilliant insight into the process and how difficult it is. If anyone was thinking of trying their hand at narrative writing, they would do well to try your course.” Lee Dixon

There are approximately three million, two hundred and ninety eight thousand, seven hundred and fourteen books out there telling you how to write a novel. 
 
But not a single one telling you how to make it funny.
 
Welcome to my course.
 
Romance, crime, sci-fi, young adult or just plain laugh-out-loud, find out how to bring humour to any style of novel.
 

Whether it’s Bertie Wooster or Bridget Jones, Arthur Dent or Adrian Mole, writing funny is all about character. Join me for a fun and practical day where we talk through the foundations for all comic novel writing.

This is an in-person one day workshop 10am-4pm at the Canal Museum near King’s Cross, London N1. Date to be confirmed will be a weekday around 14-18 or 21-25 October.

SINGLE DAY £72 BOTH DAYS £120
BOOK BEFORE 31 JULY 2024:  SINGLE DAY £49.99 BOTH DAYS £72
Places are strictly limited so book now 
Email funnyup02@gmail.com for payment details.

London Canal Museum 12-13 New Wharf Road, London, N1 9RT (King’s Cross Tube) 10am-4pm. Includes drinks and refreshments but not lunch. https://www.canalmuseum.org.uk/

 

How To Self Publish Without The Stress

October 2024 Now booking 

Brand new course

Anyone can publish a book. “There’s never been a better time to do it” according to the hype.

Which is true – but without a proper understanding of everything required along the way it can be a perilous journey.

Join Dave for this simple but effective workshop that breaks down all the steps you need to take, and keeps you from fretting along the way.

And while you’re there, pick up Dave’s TWO BIG SECRETS TO STRESS-FREE SELF PUBLISHING

This is an in-person one day workshop 10am-4pm at the Canal Museum near King’s Cross, London N1. Date to be confirmed will be a weekday around 14-18 or 21-25 October.
SINGLE DAY £72 BOTH DAYS £120
BOOK BEFORE 31 JULY 2024:  SINGLE DAY £49.99 BOTH DAYS £72
 
Places are strictly limited so book now 
Email funnyup02@gmail.com for payment details.

London Canal Museum 12-13 New Wharf Road, London, N1 9RT (King’s Cross Tube) 10am-4pm. Includes drinks and refreshments but not lunch. https://www.canalmuseum.org.uk/


What people have said about Dave’s live comedy writing courses

“I liked how you tried to involve everyone, regardless of their ability (as a fairly shy person this really helped me).  I was apprehensive about group writing activities after only ever writing alone but was surprised how much I got out of them. It made me want to do more of it in the future.” Martin Bickle

“I particularly enjoyed thinking about and discussing what made a memorable character – hearing other people’s thoughts and meeting the other members of the class was really great.” Jane McCutcheon

“It was spot on for me. Have already recommended it to a couple of friends & work colleagues.” John Sandy

“The sitcom writing course has been a wonderful inroad into a field I’d always wanted to enter but was never sure how to go about it. Thank you so much for all of it.” James Allen

“You really delivered the essentials & anyone doing this course will be well equipped to execute a script. Your style is so straightforward & you really make effort to include everyone – I imagine everyone left the class yesterday feeling like they had been paid attention as writers as well as being giving the tools to do the job.” Maryann Devally