The 4 session series of Creative Writing with Alex and Jude beginning January 14th, 2016 is now sold out
Details and bookings for our five-week Spring series beginning in April posted soon.
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The sessions are designed to get you writing and keep you going. Using prompts and exercises, Alex and Jude hope to inspire and motivate you. The workshops are suitable for beginners and experienced writers and are informal, friendly and fun. Here’s a comment from a participant. “Just wanted to email you to say how much I love your classes. Can’t believe how much potential comes from each exercise, and how much confidence can arise on seeing what’s produced. Thank you both so much.” NJ
Read more testimonials from a variety of courses here
Please note that although we do not offer refunds, you are welcome to pass your place on to a friend if you are unable to attend. Alex and Jude look forward to meeting you.
Write a conversation between two people over a cup of tea. One of the characters is lying about something. Show, don’t tell.
In his book, “The Art of Subtext: Beyond Plot” American short story writer, Charles Baxter writes:
“There’s nothing like a good, usable obsession to provide an interesting story.”
Use the mist hanging in the valley as a metaphor for something hidden or obscured. The season will provide the atmosphere. Give your character a secret or an obssession that’s played out in this setting.
This week’s prompt by Jude
In this session led by Alex and Jude, you will focus on writing about home – the places where you or your characters have lived, loved, lost or desired. Homes are saturated with memory and incidents. We’ll provide exercises and prompts to spark your imagination. Suitable for beginner or experienced fiction and memoir writers.
Half the profits from this workshop will go to the Bristol Hospitality Network which ” extends solidarity to people seeking asylum and experiencing destitution through accommodation and creative community involvement” The money donated will be used to help run the men’s hostel for destitute asylum seekers and provide a contribution to the BHN solidarity fund that gives £10 a week to up to 6 asylum seekers.
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