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BOOKING OPEN FOR 4 MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOPS Sorry but this is now Sold Out.. Please email if you would like to go on a waiting list or hear when we do another one. Thanks.

Venue Bath Library – 10.30am-12.30pm Thursday mornings. Dates: 23rd April, 30th April (a weeks break) and then 14th May and 21st May

£76 No refunds but you can share or send a friend.

These workshops with Alex and her guest authors, are for anyone interested in writing a memoir, or wants to in use their own life as material in a novel or short stories. If you are writing fiction, the exercises will give you plenty of material for those telling details that bring a work alive.

We will do writing exercises to trigger memories, and look at examples of different types of memoir.

Just as in a novel we enjoy a beginning, middle and end, a memoir needs a structure. We will look at the different structures you can adopt to help shape your narrative and help you plan your project. Lots of hands-on creative writing exercises to get you going, or keep you going. Beginners and experienced writers very welcome.

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Writing challenge – leap into writing

Sometimes we need a challenge to get writing – Here is mine.

For the next seven days, come up with one idea a day for a short story or a novel.

Are you sitting comfortably? Find a notebook and pen. Put on some music, close your eyes and let an idea drift into your mind. Sit there until an idea comes, it doesn’t have to be brilliant, any idea will do. Write a sentence describing it and then put your notebook away.

At the end of the week choose one of the sentences and give it a title. Focus on it and write a first short story draft or a rough synopsis for a novel. Keep the other ideas for another day.

WRITING SESSIONS FOR JUNE ARE SOLD OUT BUT THERE WILL BE MORE IN SEPTEMBER (Dates and venue to be confirmed but probably from the Thursday 19th Sept. for four weeks.. SO STAY IN TOUCH…)

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS JANUARY/FEB 2020

THIS SERIES IS NOW FULL UP – … please sign up for emails if you would like to hear about the next lot.. thanks

Dates: Thursday 23rd Jan, 30th Jan, 6th Feb and 13th Feb.

GET WRITING IN THE NEW YEAR with Alex and guest authors – Thursday mornings 10.30-12.30pm

PLEASE EMAIL TO BOOK AND YOU CAN EITHER DO A BANK TRANSFER OR SEND A CHEQUE, THANKS

Venue: Bath Library £76 for 4 sessions. Sorry, no refunds but you are welcome to send a friend.

These sessions are to motivate, inspire and to enjoy. There will be lots of creative writing exercises as well as focussing on various aspects of writing. Complete beginners are very welcome but also experienced writers who like the company of other writers and who may need a nudge to keep them going.

Guest writers Mary Griese, Christine Macfarlane, Andrea Harman and Tracy Darnton will share their expertise on creating character, language, writing from your own life and writing for young people,(not in that order!)

Who is about to sit here? A writing challenge from Alex

Who is about to sit on the stage? Try writing a physical description of each character which tells you something about them. Show, don’t tell.

Ps. One place left on November creative writing group.. come and join us and do more exercises like this one.

Please email and scroll down for more info.

Imagine… you are in the cinema. Music, lights.. let the story begin

Creative Writing Challenge – Imagine you are in the cinema waiting for the film to begin. The lights dim, music plays, the title comes up (what is it?) and what happens next? Write the opening scene of your story (in about 500 words) Who will you cast as your characters?

Next four sessions of creative writing group in Bath Library open for booking now. Thursday mornings, 10.30-12.30pm November 7th, 14th ,21st and 28th £74 Alex and guest authors. See the home page on website. Last sessions in 2019