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Creative writing courses, workshops across the UK. Whether it's poetry, short stories, playwriting or novels these writing courses will help you develop your writing style, create credible characters and plausible plots.

Image for Approaching Nature Poetry (Summer School) at Nottingham Trent University
Next course on 3rd August 2017
One day poetry course in Nottingham with Jo Dixon. How do you write about nature in poetry? This course explores how a range of contemporary poets approach this subject in their writing, and provides an opportunity for you to develop new work of your own. Practical reading and writing activities will help you stimulate your own nature poetry, whether for personal interest or with publication in mind. It’s a course aimed at the beginner or...
Image for Beginners Poetry at Rural Antics, Hanwell Wine Estate, Nottinghamshire
Spring Writing: Beginners Poetry Workshop, £45.00, at Rural Antics, Hanwell Wine Estate, Nottinghamshire 10am-2pm, Friday 28th April The springtime is a new beginning, and here at Rural Antics we’re looking forward to everything 2017 has in store. Use the new season as the inspiration to try something different. Come and join us for our Spring Writing workshop hosted by Fiona Theokritoff. Fiona takes a straightforward approach to writing her poems, many of which are motivated...
Image for Creating Graphic Novels at Nottingham Trent University
Next course on 27th January 2018
Learn to create a graphic novel over five consecutive Saturdays. This course will inspire you to consider the building blocks of a graphic novel. With guidance you'll create your own short graphic novel in dummy book form. This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in developing artwork for comic books/graphic novels. During this course you will: learn about the differences between graphic novels and comic books explore sequential art, thumbnails and storyboarding develop...
Image for Creative Writing for Beginners at Nottingham Trent University
Next course on 4th October 2017
Ten week creative writing evening course. The aim of the course is to enable both the beginner and the more experienced writer to work on developing their writing skills in a variety of different areas, including poetry, short story writing, flash fiction, playwriting and writing a full-length novel. “I write because I have secrets no-one else knows.” Tony Jordan The aim of the course is to enable both the beginner and the more experienced writer...
Image for Finding Your Voice, Using Your Voice at Nottingham Trent University
Next course on 11th August 2017
One day creative writing course in Nottingham. Would you like to share your writing with an audience, but don’t know where to start? This course gives you the chance to find and use your voice, taking the first step from being a private to public writer. The course provides an enjoyable and supportive environment to explore projection, pace, tone and body language, developing the skills and confidence you need to read or perform your work...
Image for Nature, Poetry and Handmade Books - 4 night residential at Derwentwater
Next course on 11th September 2017
Full board 4 night creative craft holiday in the stunning Lake District. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Deepen your love of nature by reading and writing your own nature poetry. Make your own watercolour concertina book, with a hard cover. Create artwork to enhance your poetry, using paint, ink, stamping and collage techniques. Holiday Highlights: Create your own handbound book of nature poetry Our professional craft leader will guide and encourage Share inspiration and...
Image for No Guts, No Glory: Horror Writing for Beginners at Nottingham Trent University
Next course on 28th October 2017
Discover the art of horror writing - a creative writing course run over two consecutive Saturdays. Horror is a growing genre, with new books and films being released on a weekly basis. Whilst this may safeguard horror writing’s longevity, it does mean there’s increasing competition between writers. This course will help you develop a successful writing habit and reduce and overcome writers’ block. It’ll familiarise you with the current horror market, help you refine your...
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Novel In A Day Tutor: Victoria Connelly Bestselling author, Victoria Connelly, teaches all you need to know to get that novel written and published in a one-day course. From seeking inspiration to creating characters whom readers will love, developing a page-turning plot, and submitting your work to agents and publishers, or publishing independently over the internet, this one-day course will provide you with many valuable clues and tricks of the trade. What to Bring Notebook...
Image for Original Song Writing at Nottingham Trent University
Next course on 2nd October 2017
Ten week evening course in original song writing in Nottingham. This course is ideal if you’re a musician of any level who wishes to develop competent song writing skills. Rather than following rules and rigid formulas, the emphasis is placed on concepts and individuality, making song writing a truly creative learning process. The course will be delivered as a combination of lectures and practical workshops. The ideal attendee is anyone who wishes to become an...
Image for Poetic Animals - Poetry at Nottingham Trent University
Next course on 7th August 2017
One day poetry workshop in Nottingham. This course explores the work of contemporary poets who write about animals and the notion of the human animal, and will support you in developing your own poetry in this field. The course is for beginners and more experienced writers who are interested in publication. It combines thoughtful, close reading of contemporary poetry with the creation of your own new and original work. On this course you will: complete...