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Creative Writing courses

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.

£165
Ceredigion - Next course on 28th July 2019
Have you always dreamed of writing a novel? Or maybe you fancied crafting a series of short stories. This course will teach you all the necessary techniques to create beautiful stories. During the six sessions, Lorraine will guide you through the skills you’ll need to craft vivid settings, create complex characters, and write interesting dialogue. And that’s not all, you’ll learn how to add in conflict and resolution, develop an intriguing plot, whilst uncovering the...
£20
Somerset - Next course on 6th July 2019
Come and be a writer for a day at a wonderful location in the very pretty village of Nunney. We open the doors around 9.30am and close about 4.30pm. Lovely group of dedicated writers all working on different projects. Relaxed and friendly, suitable for beginners and beyond! Facilitated by Jo Munroe, BA Hons Creative Writing (2012) who studied modules in life writing, script-writing, writing for young people, short stories and so much more!
£30
Hampshire
How to win a short story competition with Della Galton Course will cover:- • How to make a good first impression • Three things the judges want • How to find an original idea Suitable for complete beginners or experienced writers
£45
Devon - Next course on 31st July 2019
A half day walk and creative writing workshop with Jurassic Coast Poet-in-Residence, Sarah Acton. Through walking and reflection, we welcome the energies of the four elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water, connecting us to the seasonal changes in the landscape of Trill Farm over the course of the year and letting the sparks of creativity fly. We will walk, listen and consider as we walk how each element runs through our language, our stories, and...
£45
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 30th November 2019
Frankenstein’s monster, Hannibal Lecter, Count Dracula... everyone knows their names and stories. This short course will walk you through a mini history of the monster in horror writing, before you create your own monster legend. This day is comprised of short lectures, group discussions and practical writing exercises. On this course you will: - define and understand what is meant by monster - examine previous monsters and the impact they’ve had on the genre and...
£45
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 19th October 2019
Vampires and zombies fiction is still alive and kicking (well, not quite!) in the horror genre. This one-day workshop will help you understand its current position in the industry. It will also introduce you to the skills you need to create fiction that gets noticed. This day is comprised of short lectures, group discussions and practical writing exercises. On this course you will: - gain an understanding of vampire and zombie literary history - examine...
£60
London
Have you always wanted to write but have no idea where to start? Would you like to rekindle your love of writing? Are you looking for a group activity with a difference? My name is Deana Luchia and I run fun and practical workshops for all writing abilities. Whether you can commit to an hour a week (for six weeks), a whole day's workshop (six hours), or anything in-between, there is a workshop perfectly suited...
£60
Pembrokeshire - Next course on 26th October 2019
This course will encourage you to creatively respond, through writing, to the natural landscape and any wildlife you encounter while exploring the inspiring coastline around Dale Fort. Guided by Susan Richardson and the writing prompts which she will provide, you will spend time walking and enjoying focused periods of writing on nature themes, sparked by the material you gather. At both the beginning and end of the day there will also be an indoor session,...
£72
Surrey - Next course on 30th June 2019
Our educational nature reserve is located just off junction 9 of the 25. Therefore it is very accessible for those coming from London as well as the south east. However, once you arrive you will be immersed in nature. The modern classroom building is surrounded by 81 acres of ancient woodland. Be inspired to write in the beautiful natural setting of this course. Enjoy a walk through the ancient woodland of Nower Wood before taking...
£100
Dorset
Sculpture by the Lakes provides a vibrant and peaceful park setting for this creative writing course. Through a series of discussions and exercises, you will learn how to use sculptures and other art to stimulate ideas for stories, characters, situations and poems. During the day you will write a number of pieces and be given advice on how they might be extended or improved. This course is suitable for art and nature lovers, and for...

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