Sophie is course director of University of Cambridge's new Master's degree in Crime & Thriller Writing, in this Masterclass Sophie will teach participants: 

• how to massively increase your chances of success 
• how to change incorrect, unhelpful and limiting beliefs 
• how to avoid unnecessary suffering 
• how to thrive in the face of the psychological and emotional challenges that life as a writer brings with it 
• what to do when you feel scared, confused, overwhelmed or stuck — in order to feel better, make progress and solve whatever problem you’re facing 
• how to retain full control over your writing dreams and journey, instead of giving your power away to the first agent or editor who shows an interest in you 
• how to make sure your dreams, and your definitions of success and failure, aren’t working against you 
• how to be your own best and most powerful ally and advocate, throughout your writing life 
• and how to use Sophie's amazing invention, the Literary Diagnostics method (which is very different from editing), to take your writing to the next level.  

Please bring refreshments with you.

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Booking Information

  • Priority Booking for Festival Friends opens at 08.00 on Tuesday 19th April. Tickets go on general sale from Thursday 21st April. 
  • Please note that a handling charge of 50p per ticket applies to bookings made in person or over the phone. No handling charges apply to online bookings.
  • Hearing loops are available.  Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. In all cases, please call the Box Office on 01434 652477 to book (booking fees will not apply).

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