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March Creative Writing Sessions

A series of four creative writing sessions with Alex and Jude  in central Bath at Brown’s Cafe, Old Police Station, Orange Grove, Bath, Somerset, UK BA1 1LP.  A lovely light upstairs space. Great coffee and a great ambience. www.brownsrestaurants.co.uk/restaurants/southwest/bath

Who’s it for?  Beginners and experienced writers of all ages, genders and backgrounds, who want to come along and join a fun and friendly  writing group. We will introduce hands-on writing exercises on different themes and aspects of writing, Guaranteed to inspire and encourage you to begin writing or to help you carry on with a current writing project – your short story, novel or memoir.  Twelve people maximum. Our groups are very popular and sell out fast. So do book quickly.   7 PLACES LEFT

Dates:  Thursdays March 9th, March 16th, March 23rd and March 30th

Time: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Cost: £72 payable via paypal below with any card, (or ask us for details if you prefer bank transfer).


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Get into print

2017 – your year to get into print? We’re running two sessions with speakers to look at different ways of publishing your work. £26 per session – payment by paypal or any card via the buttons below. Each speaker will talk for around half an hour.  In the first half of the sessions we’ll offer exercises and tips on preparing for publication.   SOLD OUT FOR THIS WORKSHOP BUT PLACES ON MARCH GET INTO PRINT.

Wednesday February 22nd 2017 10.30-12.30 pm at Hall and Woodhouse, Cafe, Bath. Local author, James Ellis, will talk about publishing his novel with Unbound an award-winning crowdfunding jamespublisher, that publishes works in all genres, fiction and non-fiction. James is a graduate of Oxford University’s MSt in Creative Writing. He has had flash fiction and short stories published as well as a travelogue of his journey through Central America. His first novel The Wrong Story will be published this autumn, 2016, by Unbound.

Prior to the talk,  Exercises on refining and editing that all- first page of your manuscript, and on how to write a strong cover- letter/pitch.  SOLD OUT BUT PLACES AVAILABLE FOR THE MARCH WORKSHOP


Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 10.30 – 1230 pm at Hall and Woodhouse cafe, Bath. Douglas Walker, from the long-established Self Publishing Partnership, based in central Bath, will talk about how they work with authors seeking to self-publish their fiction or non-fiction books in both digital and print forms. SPP publishes the Bath Short Story Anthologies, beautifully produced quality books.  3 places left for this workshop. Book now via paypal below.

Prior to the talk  Exercise on writing a good synopsis. What to do and what not to do. Useful to compile for marketing  your self-published book, or to send to traditional publishers and literary agents.

We recommend coming to both events to find out how to prepare to submit your manuscript for publication and to learn all about the latest developments in non-traditional publishing. (If you don’t want to pay online, contact us for bank transfer details or paying by cheque)

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New Year Creative Writing Sessions

logoJoin us for our New Year series of five creative writing sessions in Bath Central Library, The Podium, Bath.

Dates: Thursdays January 12th, 19th, 26th. A week’s gap and then February 9th and 16th

Cost: £90.  Sold out. Contact us to join a mailing list or subscribe on the sidebar to receive posts about new events

The groups are informal and friendly and suitable for beginners and experienced writers. We’ll introduce a variety of writing exercises using prompts to motivate you to start a new writing project, or to keep going with your novel, short story, memoir, etc. We also provide handouts with teaching points on different aspects of creative writing.  Come to have fun and meet other writers.  If you want to learn more about the groups, let us know.

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Every Word Counts – An introduction to Flash Fiction

Thursday 8th December, Hall and Woodhouse Cafe Bath, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm. Cost £26.  Now sold out Contact us if you want to join a waiting list. We’ll run another one if we have enough people. Thank you. Continue reading

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Events and updates

If you subscribe on this site (on the side bar) you receive a weekly writing prompt and first notification of any new events we post on this site. But you don’t get updates. If you want to know how many places are left on our workshops and courses  contact us and we will put you on our email list. Usually, we send out mails each month. Our workshops sometimes sell out very quickly, so if you’re interesting in joining us, we recommend you sign up. All our  current Autumn events are sold out, but we’ll be posting more news soon.

If you’re already a subscriber, let us know if the visual prompts are stimulating new writing. We’d love to hear about the stories you create and any other feedback. For further writing tips buy Alex’s book of 63 tips  and for writing advice check out Jude’s blog.

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Autumn Creative Writing Sessions


Our Autumn 2016 series of five creative writing sessions in Bath Central Library, The Podium, Bath is now sold out. Contact us to join the email list and get first notification of new courses and updates

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Who am I?

Weekly prompt from Alex

I bought this painting of a girl in the Portobello Road market. Who is she? What is her name? Bring her to life, and if you recognize her please email me!

    Update on our events. 3 places for the Get into Print Workshop on 22nd March. 9 places on our next series of writing workshops beginning 9th March 2017. Booking on our website.

Bottling out

Some people resolve not to drink alcohol during January. Write a piece about a person who bottles out of a resolution to avoid wine during the first month of the year.  No disaster scenarios. Include the words ‘musty’ and ‘sparrow’ and the smell of an iron-monger’s shop.