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A two hour creative writing group to get you in the mood for writing in 2023 – Venue: Central Bath  Date: Thursday 26th January 2023 – Time: 10.30-12.30 pm  Cost: £26    SORRY SOLD OUT

This pop-up workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced writers who would like a creative nudge. We will do lots of creative writing exercises with prompts and some focus on writing characters.

Please email if you want to book a place, no refunds but you can send a friend instead. Numbers very limited. Fun, sociable and a kick start to a new year of writing.  Alex and Mary Griese ( guest writer) look forward to meeting you.


What lies beneath

What lies underneath

This week’s prompt by Jude

A couple doing up an old house somewhere Mediterranean. Use stripping down layers of old plaster and paint as a metaphor for discovering what lies beneath the surface of their relationship. A longer story, a flash fiction piece – it’s up to you. Check out the great competition listings at Almond Press if you want to submit your finished story somewhere. The listings are all in date order.


Who lives in Slate Lane?

This week’s prompt by Jude

sign postDid you ever see Stewart Lee, my favourite comedian, talking about the man who owned a quarry in Crapstone? Very silly, very funny. (Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle if you want to search for last year’s series)

So, who lives in Slate Lane. What do they do? Does it have any relevance to the name of the lane. Make it silly if you like. Have fun.

What angel wakes me from my flowery bed?

Bluebells small

This week’s prompt by Jude

The 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death is this Saturday, 23rd April. So get into Titania mode and write a story about a woman under a spell which distorts her vision. Be fanciful, have fun.