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Online, Via WebinarJam

Saturday, 31st Oct


As part of our How To Write Spooky Fiction Day we are proud to present this online session with Commissioning Editor and Author Francine Toon on atmosphere, suspense and what editors look for. This ticket is for Francine's session only.  You can also purchase an All Day Pass instead of this individual one which will give you access to all of our spooky writing guests at a discounted rate.



Award-winning author and Commissioning Editor at Sceptre Books Francine Toon is on hand to explain what publishers seek in a haunting novel that won't be a nightmare to sell! And following the publication of her own stunning gothic thriller, Pine, shortlisted for Bloody Scotland's Scottish Crime Debut of the Year and the 2020 McIlvanney Prize, Francine is the perfect person to ask questions about shaping your plot, adding atmosphere and writing an adult novel that will stay with the reader long after the last page has been turned.



★ The influence poetry writing had over her debut, Pine

★ Techniques to create atmosphere, tension and suspense

★ Plotting and pacing your novel

★ Why editors turn writers down

★ Taking the fear out of rejection and tips to stay motivated

Pricing and availability

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Via WebinarJam


Technical advice 

This event will be available to watch via a platform called WebinarJam. Providing you have a modern computer device and a solid internet connection your event experience should be positive. WebinarJam allows you to watch, and type in any questions you have for the authors in a chat feature. You will not appear onscreen but you will see the presenters. 

WebinarJam works best when using a Google Chrome browser if you are able to do this.  If during the live event you experience streaming issues, close down all other applications and documents on your device and politely ask others in your house to come off of the internet. 

Check your battery level and plug into a power source where possible. 

Global timings 

All of the events are in GMT so if you are watching from outside the United Kingdom, please check the correct time. 


Replays of this event will be available for 7 days after the live event.


Please note: Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable, except in the event of a cancellation or at the discretion of I AM in print.