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Keeping going novel workshop

Writing a Novel: Keeping Going’, with Alex and James (Ellis), Tuesday 17th April 2018. 10.30am-12.30pm.

Cost: £20 (payable on the day or beforehand via bank transfer).Venue: Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 6AA.Please book in advance to confirm your place. Email writing events bath Places limited.. 10 to go.

Have you begun writing your novel but now you’re stuck, or lost momentum, or not sure where to take it next? Have you literally lost the plot? If so, then this two-hour novel writing booster session is for you. Whether you’re an experienced fiction writer or a debut novelist it’s all too easy to veer off course, run aground or just find yourself blocked. In this session the focus will be on sharing the challenges that you are encountering in writing your novel, identifying and exploring techniques to overcome those challenges, and reclaiming your enthusiasm as a writer for the project. The emphasis will be on discussion and exercises so please bring a pen and paper.

Adventures in Short Short Fiction

Jude’s pamphlet of short short fiction published by V. Press in 2017

Join the keen pool of writers, writing and studying flash (short short) fiction with Jude who is a self-confessed flash fiction addict.

The focus is to write, read and learn about the art of writing flash fiction.

Format: Writing exercises and a focus on a different style of flash fiction each week. Homework and feedback on flash fictions you have written. Encouragement to submit your short fictions to magazines and competitions.

Dates: 21st March, 28th March  — Break for easter —   April 18th, April 25th, May 2nd, May 9th and May 16th. May 23rd.

Venue: Downstairs in ‘The Ram’ public house, 20 Claverton Buildings, Bath. A self-contained quiet space.

Time: 12.00 – 2.00 pm. Simple lunches are available in the pub. We have a short lunch break half way through.

Jude reading from The Chemist’s House at St James’ Wine Vaults, Bath.

Jude would like you to pay for four sessions in advance via bank transfer £40. And you can pay-as-you-go for any other sessions. She’s looking for ten writers maximum each week and six minimum, so contact her to get bank  details and to say which dates you can come. It’s helpful to do a few sessions in a row if you can.  All new to the group receive a free copy of To Carry Her Home’ Bath Flash Fiction Vol. One, an anthology of flashes from the international competition.

Want to come to all eight sessions? Just transfer £80 instead of £40.

Jude runs the Bath Flash Fiction Award a three times a year international contest and directs the UK’s only literary festival entirely dedicated to flash fiction.

Booking for the next festival in Bristol 20-22nd July is now open. There is a great line up of workshops, talks, readings, open-mic, picnic.  More details


Rainbow ideas

Write down as many words as you can associated with rainbows, chimney pots and crows. Pick your seven  favourites. Now  write down an idea for a novel, or a short story  which will include some of your seven favourite words and one of the colours of the rainbow.


Write a children’s solstice story


Never written for children? Give it a go and write a children’s story for the winter solstice. Maybe  the text for a picture book showing long nights and short days. Or an amazing adventure,  like the Wizard Of Oz.