Creative Writing Workshops London...

"Exceeded my expectations...cosy, intimate, yet professionally run"

 

"An absolutely brilliant course. Clear, concise, full of humour"

 

"A very supportive and safe environment to share"

 


 LIVE / ONLINE

 

Creative Writing Workshops London : Autumn 2022

 

  "There's something about the relaxed atmosphere they create

which helps to loosen the anxieties of writing" 

 

Max 6 people per workshop

 

Click on each link for details and booking

 

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Our LIVE workshops are back! Join us for either a Thursday morning or Monday evening session around my kitchen table. Two-hour workshops on CHARACTER, PLOT, SETTING, or DIALOGUE... or indeed book up for all four!

 

Each Thursday morning workshop will be repeated on the following Monday evening

 

Each workshop costs £40. Includes coffee/tea and homemade brownies or a glass of wine and nibbles. Max 6 per session. Click on link to book:

 

ALL ABOUT CHARACTER:

 

Thursday 13th October 10.30am-12.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/421260159477

 

Monday 17th October 7pm-9pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/421262616827

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ALL ABOUT PLOT:

 

Thursday 27th October 10.30am-12.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/421263680007

 

Monday 31st October 7pm-9pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/421264853517

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ALL ABOUT SETTING:

 

Thursday 3rd November 10.30am-12.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/421266037057

 

Thursday 10th November 7pm-9pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/421267100237

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ALL ABOUT DIALOGUE:

 

Thursday 24th November 10.30am-12.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/421267722097

 

Monday 28th November 7pm-9pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/421268504437

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NB. OUR POPULAR six-week ONLINE COURSE for beginners or those wishing to refresh their skills is full for this autumn. Our next one will run from early 2023. Contact me/us for details or to reserve your space.  Cost £180 for six online 75 minute sessions. At the end of each course we offer written feedback on a piece of up to 2,000 words. Also the chance to enter our annual Summer Competition. One of our spring attendees was placed THIRD in our 2022 competition

 

Introduction to

  • Character,
  • Plot,
  • Dialogue,
  • Setting,
  • Using the Senses,
  • Using Colour.

 

 

 

 


 EVER FANCIED CREATIVE WRITING?

  

Together, publisher, Stephanie Zia, and I run

 Creative Writing Workshops London

 

"There's something about the relaxed atmosphere they create

which helps to loosen the anxieties of writing" 

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  "I wouldn't recommend them if I didn't totally trust them... they are a class act"

 

Dates and booking links below

 

 We limit all workshops to just 6 participants. 

Our trademarks are : 

 

Interactive - a mix of mini-lectures, discussion and exercises. Join in or sit and listen. You never have to read out, unless you want to

 

Inspirational - suitable for beginners and for any writer who would like a creative boost 

 

Stand-alone - try a class and, if you enjoy it, you may want to come back for more!

 

NB. We only teach adults 

 

Since 2017, we have run a series of one-off, informal and engaging creative writing sessions. We have welcomed over 150 students around my kitchen table - many of them returning for our follow-up sessions. We are slowly returning to LIVE workshops as well as maintaining our popular online sessions - contact me - for more details

 

While we will write bits and pieces along the way, there will be NO PRESSURE TO SHARE unless you wish to. As our feedback illustrates :

 

"Exceeded my expectations...cosy, intimate, yet professionally run"

 

"Relaxed approach gave me the confidence to read aloud which I've never had before"

 

"Booked it as a treat for myself and what a treat it was!"

 

"An absolutely brilliant course. Clear, concise, full of humour" 

 

"The lovely style of the workshop leaders, complemented by knowledge"

 

"Such a vibrant and dynamic class!"

 

"Inspired me to get back to my writing and approach it in a different way."

 

"All the exercises were so imaginative. No pressure. Supportive environment"  

 

"Very calm atmosphere. Felt open to share my writings."

 

"Booked it as a treat for myself and what a treat it was!"

 

"Very warming and welcoming. Great brownies too!"

 

"No pressure to read work but the relaxed approach gave me the confidence to read aloud which I've never had before"

 

"A wonderful morning and intro to creative writing, I truly enjoyed myself. What a lovely bunch of people. I've written the first line of my novel on the bus home."

 

"The most exhilarating three hours I've spent in a long while"

 

"Put me in such a good mood for the rest of the day and filled me with confidence, I would love to do the next one"

 

"I would highly recommend you - cathartic is how I would describe my experiences and I loved it!"

 

A very supportive and safe environment to share."

 

"Make it regular? Would love to come back"

 

"Thank you for a great session yesterday, I am already hammering out the narrative structure."

 

"Perfect for someone taking baby steps in creative writing" 

 

"Techniques that I can walk away with and keep trying"

 

"You both created a nurturing, productive and inclusive environment... though you made it seem effortless it was an extremely well-planned and considered workshop and I learnt a lot whilst thoroughly enjoying myself, which is rare"

 

"Friendly and welcoming atmosphere... no pressure to share"

 

"Thank you for a fantastic and comprehensive beginners' course on creative writing. It was wonderful."

 

"Such a fab workshop, so much fun! Look forward to the follow-up."

 

"For someone taking baby steps in the world of creative writing, this was the perfect start... my mind is buzzing with ideas"

 

"Thank you - I went for lunch afterwards and found myself writing again"

 

"Became aware that I have more imagination than I thought, an extraordinary discovery. Felt safe to share."

 

"I'm going straight to the coffee shop to start writing!"

 

"Great way to get those creative juices flowing"

 

"For the first time I understand Show Not Tell!"

 

"Inspired me to write again"

 

"Eye-opening and inspirational morning ... worth every moment"

 

"Loved the playfulness of it"