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GOLDEN HARE MASTERCLASS: Get Your First Novel Written with James T. Harding

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

An exclusive masterclass with writer and publisher James T. Harding to help you gather all the tools you need to finally write that first novel.

Sitting down and finally starting your first novel is infamously hard, and procrastinations abound. Whether you’re ready to start writing and looking for a confidence boost, or need the know-how on getting that first draft done, this two-hour workshop will unpack techniques, provide practical tools and help overcome what’s holding you back.

Taking place in Golden Hare Books after shop hours, please arrive after 6.00pm and be ready to start at 6.30pm. You will need to bring a notebook and pen or laptop, whatever you prefer. Tea and biscuits will be served free of charge and the workshop will last 2 hours with a short break in the middle. 

Spaces for this workshop are very limited so please book quickly! Refreshments will be served free of charge.

What to expect

Join publisher and editor James T. Harding in hands-dirty practical workshop aimed at unleashing your novel’s first draft. The session will be packed with tools to help you find your voice as a writer, develop your first novel idea, and get your writing written—including approaches for overcoming writers’ block and making time to write.

Our workshop facilitator

As well as editing and designing Stewed Rhubarb and freelance publishing projects, James is the editor of the C&B News and teaches creative writing for Edinburgh City Council. He writes Cops and Monsters, a supernatural police thriller on Amazon Prime. He has previously worked as a media assistant at StAnza and a doorkeeper at Rally & Broad.

Our masterclasses

Golden Hare Books is proud to host a new series of masterclasses exploring different facets of the book industry, as well as workshops relating to the arts and crafts more generally. We are an independent bookshop with a keen interest in knowledge exchange and helping writers, artists and publishers learn, improve and achieve in the book industry. We aim to put on events that are affordable and allow us to cover our staff costs as well as paying our masterclass hosts a fair portion of the ticket fees. We regret that because the bookshop is up four stairs this course is not wheelchair accessible.

If you are interested in hosting or partaking in a masterclass, please send a short pitch to julie@goldenharebooks.com with details about what you do and the workshop you’d like to run.


TICKET BOOKING INFO: Online ticket bookings for Golden Hare events are via Eventbrite, where you can see other events you may like. If there is a charge for the event (redeemable against book) Eventbrite will charge you a small booking fee on top of this. Please note that this fee is not redeemable; if you would like to avoid this charge, please book directly in the bookshop or via phone/email! Tickets may also be available on the door but we advise booking to avoid disappointment. Event tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. If you are booking a Book + Ticket combination, the book will be available to collect on the evening of the event as you arrive.


Golden Hare Books
68 Saint Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 5AQ United Kingdom


Golden Hare Books

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