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4 MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOPS – cancelled but will be held at a later date.

Im afraid this workshop is cancelled but I may do another workshop on the same theme later in the year, or next year – Please email if you would like to be on a list of interested people.

Meanwhile, Mary Griese, a favourite workshop leader, has had her first novel published by Y Lolfa and my conversation with her on video is below, so please scroll down, and get the book! It’s dark (Welsh Noir) beautifully written and a good read.

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.

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

SOLD OUT please email in case anyone drops out if you want to come and make sure you are on my email list to be amongst the first to hear.

. £74. NO REFUNDS BUT YOU ARE WELCOME TO SEND A FRIEND.

The focus is on getting you writing and keeping you writing with prompts for creative writing exercises, but also on writing challenges such as dialogue, flash fiction, dealing with your inner critic, etc. Beginners and experienced writers welcome.

Guest authors are Mary Griese, Andrea Harwood, Jude Higgins and Rachel Ward (but not necessarily in that order!)

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.


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.