Prize-winning London author, Diane Chandler, and her publisher, Stephanie Zia of Blackbird Books, are running a series of kitchen-table workshops for beginners in West London.

Informal and engaging, the one-off sessions,

An Introduction to Creative Writing,

will share insights on tackling eg. plot, character, dialogue, 

and also tips on how you might publish your work.


(NB. we will write a few bits and pieces, but no need to share at all unless you want to!)


Feedback thus far 

"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."

"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"

"Inspired me to write again"

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


Each one-off workshop is limited to 8 participants and will run from 9.45am until 1pm on

Thursday 24th May


And also in the evening from 6.30pm until 9.45pm on

Wednesday 20th June



Cost £40 to include a copy of Diane’s latest novel, Moondance, coffee and brownies for morning sessions / a glass of wine and nibbles for the evening session


Interested? Contact Diane or click on date above


A series of one-off, informal and engaging sessions for beginners. Using fun and simple exercises, we will sit with you around my kitchen table and share our personal tips on the creative writing process. How do you develop and portray effective characters? How do you write authentic-sounding dialogue? How on earth do you begin to tackle the plot of a 100,000 word novel? We will help you build scenes and chapters, using your senses to bring them to life. NB. we will write bits and pieces along the way, but there will be no pressure at all to share unless you want to!  



Each one-off workshop will run from 9.45 until 1pm on 


Thursday 24th May 2018


....and from 6.30pm until 9.45pm on

Wednesday 20th June 2018