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4 writing workshops with Alex and guest authors in Bath Library – booking open now

PS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR PAYING BY BANK TRANSFER OR CHEQUE. OTHERWISE SCROLL DOWN FOR PAYPAL BUTTON. YOU DO NOT NEED A PAYPAL ACCOUNT AND CAN USE ANY CARD. £74. NO REFUNDS BUT YOU ARE WELCOME TO SEND A FRIEND.

The focus is on getting you writing with prompts for creative writing exercises, but also on writing challenges such as getting stuck, dealing with your inner critic, knowing when to end etc. Beginners and experienced writers welcome.

Thursdays 10.30-12.30pm November 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th £74 for the four sessions (no refunds but you are welcome to send a friend in your place)

Whether you are writing short stories, a novel, a memoir or simply enjoy writing, these workshops aim to inspire and motivate. Beginners and experienced writers welcome. Come and meet other writers – we look forward to meeting you.


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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…)

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Creative Writing Workshops

 Thursdays 24th and 31st January, and 7th and 14th February 2019                                10.15am -12.15pm   £72  Venue Hall&Woodhouse   

SOLD OUT… Please email to go on waiting list and make sure you are signed up for emails so you are amongst the first to hear… 

Four creative writing workshops with Alex and guest authors. 

These sessions will be based around the theme of Aspects of Novel Writing – i.e. setting, plot, character and voice. Lots of hands on writing exercises to get you writing and fire the imagination. Beginners and experienced writers welcome. You don’t have to have started writing a novel, maybe you write short stories or  simply enjoy being creative and meeting other writers.  Sessions are fun and inform

Numbers limited   No refunds for cancellations but send a friend instead policy!

Please email to enquire whether there are any places left, or to go on a waiting list. Thanks.

 

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Creative writing groups in September

 5 CREATIVE WRITING SESSIONS IN BATH LIBRARY with Alex and guests..

(Yes, back in the library until they revamp – hooray) THURSDAY MORNINGS 10.30AM-12.30PM  – £90 FOR THE 5 SESSIONS  NOW FULL PLEASE EMAIL TO GO ON WAITING LIST

       SEPTEMBER  13TH, 20TH AND 27TH – A WEEKS BREAK THEN OCTOBER 11TH AND 18TH 

      THE FOCUS IN ON getting you writing with lots of prompts and exercises to give you ideas for novels or short stories.  Each week a different guest speaker will join me and talk about their particular genre, what they are engaged in or about their writing life. These workshops are suitable for beginners or experienced writers. Informal. Come and meet other writers. Numbers are limited to 12 –

Guest writers who are joining me are Andrea Harman, Mary Griese, Ele Nash, James Ellis and Christine Mafarlane (not necessarily in that order!)

If flash fiction is your thing, then please scroll down to see what Jude has to offer.

No refunds i’m afraid but you can send a friend in your place.

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WRITING A NOVEL

Writing a Novel, with Alex and James (Ellis), Tuesday 6th and Tuesday 13th March 2018 Cost: £56  for both sessions. Venue: Hall & Woodhouse, Bath,10.30am-12.30pm 

 Sold out but please contact in case a place comes up… Please Contact Alex    £56 for both sessions

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Writing and editing Flash Fiction

Learn all about short short fiction in an eight week course with Jude. Now sold out. Contact Jude if you are interested in joining another course.

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Writing a memoir, or writing from life for fiction   

 Two memoir writing workshops with Alex — Thursday 1st February, 10.30-12.30 pm and Thursday 8th February 10.30-12.30 pm at Hall & Woodhouse, Bath . SOLD OUT  Waiting list  £52 FOR BOTH SESSIONS  . Contact Alex

These two workshops with Alex, are for anyone interested in writing a memoir, or wants to in use their own life as material in a novel or short stories with plenty of writing exercises to trigger memories.  We  will also look at examples of different types of memoir. Continue reading

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

Writing prompt from Alex – dialogue exercise

September workshops are full but hopefully there will be another 4 sessions before Christmas. Meanwhile, keep writing.

What’s he just said? What is she thinking? Where are they? Write the conversation. Write a short story and include dialogue.

Calling all Writers – A challenge.

PS LET ME KNOW IF YOUR PIECE IS BEING READ OUT…

To celebrate the launch of Margaret Attwoods The Testament on Monday 9th September 21.30 in Waterstones Bath – Submit a piece no longer than 1000 words to read out at Waterstones. Ten will be chosen. Themes are dystopia, feminism or the legacy of the Handmaid’s Tale. Email to submit by 3rd September events@waterstones.com