"But still, the fates will leave me my voice, and by my voice I shall be known" - Metamorphoses, Ovid
Writing workshops
***Next Workshop***
21 Jul 2018
Writing Short Stories


Venue:  Wesley Hall, Crookes, Sheffield S10 1UD
Time:  Saturday workshops run 10.30am to 4.30pm unless otherwise stated
              Evening classes run Tuesdays 7.00pm to 9.00pm unless otherwise stated
Cost: Each workshop is individually priced
PaymentPlease book in advance. To reserve a place fill in the contact form here  stating which workshop you're interested in. I will email you confirmation of price and payment options. You can pay via PayPal, cheque or card, or by bank transfer.
Cancellation: If you cancel at least 14 days prior to the workshop, your course fee will be refunded in full. Sorry, but we cannot offer refunds for cancellations in the 14 days leading up to the workshop. 
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Saturday 21 Jul 2018:                                                       £45.00
     Writing Short Stories
In this workshop, we'll discuss the different types of short story and talk about where to get ideas. We'll also look at character, dialogue, setting and imagery, as well as looking at various ways of starting your story. In a supportive and friendly environment, we'll use a mixture of class discussion and practical exercises so that by the end of the workshop, you will have done some writing and should have at least one workable idea for a story that you can continue to develop at home. Suitable for beginners as well as more experienced writers.

Cost £45. Please book in advance.

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"I came with only a vague idea of what I wanted to write. Through the course, I have been able to develop a story that I am now excited to write."
-Mik Cosgrove

Saturday 15 Sep 2018:                                                       £45.00
     Plotting and Planning Your Novel
Do you have an idea for a novel that you'd like to develop? Or have you started a novel and are not sure where to go next? Maybe you're not entirely certain who your main protagonist is yet, or what the central areas of conflict are going to be. This workshop will offer ways of thinking and practical exercises to help you develop your ideas and put together a workable plot.

Cost £45. Please book in advance. Cost for the day includes tea/coffee and biscuits.

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Saturday 29 Sep 2018:                                                     £30.00
     Space to Write Day
Would you benefit from some time away from domestic distractions to work on your current writing project in the company of like-minded people? We're running a relaxed and informal 'retreat' day in Sheffield where you can do just that. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided throughout the day, and we'll be on hand to encourage, support and advise where possible. For those who aren't working on a specific project but would still like to benefit from the day, we'll offer a writing prompt in the morning, and another in the afternoon, to get you started. There will be some time at the end of the day to read a small section of your work to the rest of the group, though this is purely optional.

Cost £30 (or a special 'loyalty' price of £25 for anyone who has attended or is booked onto one of our other writing workshops). Please book in advance. Cost for the day includes tea/coffee and biscuits.

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"Excellent! I really enjoyed the opportunity to share my work with the group."
-Jack Kidder
"...rewarding and satisfying... and not least of all, it was really enjoyable!"
-Pamela Jackson
"It gave me the unique opportunity of honing my ideas and having them critiqued in a safe and friendly environment."
-Dr Martyn Smith