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WRITING A NOVEL

Writing a Novel, with Alex and James (Ellis), Tuesday 6th and Tuesday 13th March 2018 Cost: £56  for both sessions. Venue: Hall & Woodhouse, Bath,10.30am-12.30pm 

 Sold out but please contact in case a place comes up… Please Contact Alex    £56 for both sessions

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Writing a memoir, or writing from life for fiction   

 Two memoir writing workshops with Alex — Thursday 1st February, 10.30-12.30 pm and Thursday 8th February 10.30-12.30 pm at Hall & Woodhouse, Bath . SOLD OUT  Waiting list  £52 FOR BOTH SESSIONS  . Contact Alex

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. Continue reading

Alex and Jude at the American Museum, Bath

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SOLD OUT. We’re really looking forward to meeting everyone. It’s such a great venue.

Starting on September 20th 2016, we’re running four sessions of creative writing at the American Museum, Bath using some of the museum artefacts to get you writing.

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Conkers, catkins, acorns, adders…

notebookThis week’s prompt by Jude

“Words omitted from the 2007 Oxford Junior dictionary included acorn, adder, ash, beech, bluebell, buttercup, catkin, conker, cowslip, cygnet, dandelion, fern, hazel, heather, heron, ivy, kingfisher, lark, mistletoe, nectar, newt, otter, pasture and willow. The words taking their places in the new edition included attachment, block-graph, blog, broadband, bullet-point, celebrity, chatroom, committee, cut-and-paste, MP3 player and voice-mail.” Robert MacFarlane

An experiment:  Take a notebook and pen and write a short piece with your non-dominant hand from the  point of view of a child. Use one or more of the  words omitted from the Oxford Junior dictionary.

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