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.
A prompt from Alex.. Write about a childhood incident, or make one up, and write it from the child’s point of view (any age)
This week’s prompt from Alex: This is my latest acquisition by artist, and author Mary Griese. Give my sheep a name. Now make a list of names for your next short story or novel, and keep for reference and as prompts. Remember, names go in and out of fashion. Ethel is back in, Derick is out. Invent some names. Names matter.
Update on places: Booking is now open for workshop on Editing. How to edit your work, and what does a professional Editor do, with guest James Ellis. Thusrday 10.30-12.30pm July 6th at Hall and Woodhouse cafe. £26
On the first page of Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory, Mr, Tench, a dentist stands in the blazing Mexican sun. Looking up he notices vultures watching him from a roof, ‘with shabby indifference: he wasn’t carrion yet.’ Greene uses a vulture to give a panoramic view of the setting. ‘One rose and flapped across the town: over the tiny plaza, over the bust of an ex-president, ex-general, ex-human being, over the two stalls which sold mineral water, towards the river and the sea.”
This week’s challenge from Alex: Take one seagull and fly this seagull over a city, countryside, a town or a street and describe it from the bird’s view. Note to self: Find old copy and read The Power and the Glory again.