Introduction to Creative Writing Part 1 with Alison Chandler

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Introduction to Creative Writing Part 1 with Alison Chandler

Time: April 18, 2023 from 10:30am to 1pm
Location: online via Zoom from
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Event Type: creative writing for beginners, writing workshop online, explore creative writing
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Starting to write is so much easier with a support network.

Our Introduction to Creative Writing course will help you explore the tools available to you as a writer in an environment designed to support you as a human being. Whether you’re starting from the very beginning or returning to writing, join us and feel your confidence grow as we discuss and practice - and you begin tell the stories you want to tell.

Week 1) Character-building.

Week 2) Setting – where am I?

Week 3) Dialogue – talk to me.

Week 4) Point of view – whose eyes am I looking through?

Week 5) Plot versus story. Structure.

Week 6) Beginnings and endings.

Zoom Delivery, Cost £140. Summer Part 1: Tuesdays 10.30am-1pm, April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23.

Introduction to Creative Writing Part 2 follows on from Part 1 but newcomers are very welcome.

Part 2 builds on the fundamentals of storytelling, looking in detail at ways to develop a sophisticated narrative and a sense of what your writing communicates to a reader. As with Part 1, the emphasis is on supporting you as a writer in a friendly, positive and constructive environment where we all learn from each other.

Week 1) What kind of writer am I? A look at genre.

Week 2) Character relationships – friends and enemies.

Week 3) Themes and motifs.

Week 4) Flash/short story/novella – thinking about form.

Week 5) Fiction and life-writing, fiction in life-writing.

Week 6) Me and my reader. (Zoom, £140. Part 2: Tuesdays 10.30am-1pm, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 4, 11)

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