Monthly Archives: March 2017

What does an editor do?

Alex and Jude with Guest Speaker, James Ellis

Thursday July 6th.  10.30-12.30pm at

Hall and Woodhouse, Bath.     

Sold out now but please  contact us to go on a waiting list.

Have you ever wondered what an editor actually does? Do you know what is the difference is between a structural edit and a copy edit? What suggestions might an editor make? This workshop is for anyone who writes and wants to know more about the editing process. As Ernest Hemingway said, ‘the only kind of writing is rewriting.’

If you are self-editing, you’ll get tips on the best way to approach your work in order to get it into tip-top shape before sending to an agent, or for self-publishing.  James Elli  has worked at an Oxford-based literary agency as a submissions reader, offers a portfolio of editorial services and is an author himself.  Alex and Jude will start the workshop with some simple editing exercises.  James recently ran a popular session for us on publishing his novel The Wrong Story with the innovative crowd-funding publishing house, Unbound

You don’t need to have completed a book to enjoy and learn from this workshop. And please read our terms and conditions

A hut of your own

This week’s prompt by Alex is a photo of a beach hut. Describe someone furnishing it. What would they put in it? Write a short story about a family on the beach.

Update on workshops: 2 places left on Creative Writing group in April/May, 2 places left on workshop with Tracey Darnton, children’s and YA author, and save the date for What does an Editor do? on July 6th with James Ellis. Booking coming for that soon. Booking for others on website

Riding

This week’s prompt by Jude

Photography by Tanja Larsson

 

Where is this rider? Why is s/he riding in the sea? Who is watching? What will happen next?

Try a different genre – crime, romance, fantasy, historical.

Want more prompts and stimulus for writing? Join our next four week series suitable for both beginners and experienced writers. Begins April 27th. Thursday mornings. Booking and further details here

We also have a few places on our workshop/talk  about getting published as a children’s writer with Jude, Alex and children’s author, Tracy Darnton. Learn about current trends and how to create a good hook in your first pages. Book here.

Spring Writing Series

Unlock your writing at our spring series of writing sessions at  Brown’s Brasserie, Orange Grove, Bath.

To book, SOLD OUT BUT please email to see if we have any cancellations


Cost £72 for the four sessions.

Thursday mornings 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

April 27th, May 4th, May 11th and May 18th.

The group is suitable for beginning and experienced writers. Each session we have a theme and introduce several writing exercises to stimulate new writing or to get you started if you have never written before. It’s a friendly and fun group, with both regular attenders and new people each series.  Places are limited –

Contact us for any questions and check out our terms and conditions.