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Writing a memoir, or writing from life for fiction   

  2 memoir writing workshops with Alex — Thursday 1st February, 10.30-12.30 pm and Thursday 8th February 10.30-12.30 pm

Venue: Hall & Woodhouse, Bath      SOLD OUT 

                              If you want to be on a waiting list in case a place comes up  PLEASE CONTACT ME

One place left on Writing and Editing Flash Fiction with Jude beginning in Jan. 6 places left on December pop up with Jude, Write into the Light.

These two workshops with Alex, are for anyone interested in writing a memoir, or wants to in use their own life as material in a novel or short stories with plenty of writing exercises to trigger memories.  We  will also look at examples of different types of memoir.

If you are writing fiction, the exercises will give you plenty of material for those telling details that bring a work alive.  Just as in a novel, we enjoy a beginning, middle and end, a memoir needs a structure. In the first workshop, we will look at the different structures you can adopt to help shape your narrative.

Once you have chosen a structure, you can begin plotting your project so that you don’t get stuck in the middle. Guest Anna Schlesinger, will be on hand to answer questions about why she chose to use her experiences in Samoa to write a biographical novel, rather than a memoir.

In the second workshop, as well as sharing thoughts about ongoing work and doing more   creative writing exercises with prompts to jog your memory, we will look at various publishing options. Beginners and experienced writers welcome.

Please note: We don’t give refunds but you are welcome to pass your place on to a friend.

One place left for ‘Writing and Editing flash fiction’ with Jude, beginning Jan. 2018

Stepping Stones

Photograph by Steve Simons

This week’s prompt by Jude

 

Maybe you’re on holiday, but you can still take take some steps towards your next writing project. There are five visible stepping stones in this picture. So try writing five story ideas based on something you noticed or thought about yesterday.

More inspiration? 1 place left on our Autumn 4 week series starting 21st Sept. 5 places on Art as Inspiration in October. 10 places on Building a Writing CV in November

Pirates and parrots

 

This week’s prompt by Jude

 

Some festive fun – Set the timer for twenty minutes. Write a story fast including the following words:

parrot, pirate, Christmas, silver, garage, confession, cravat, viaduct. Add the colour green and a smell of burning rubber.