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Creative Writing taster session: Premise Circles (1 hour)

Explore the basics of story-building with the Premise Circles game. I give a short talk about story-telling, then lead the group through the game to create their own, wildly inventive stories. This is ideal for large groups and for groups without special writing experience. Contact me to discuss a taster evening for your group.

Workshops

These are ideal for writers' groups and can be adjusted to suit groups with novels in progress or newer writers wanting to expand their story-building skills.

These can be run as half-day workshops, full-day workshops, or weekend workshops. It depends on how much time your group has available and whether they want to work on their own novels within the session.

Characters & plots

creating richer, more complex characters character developments characters' theory of mind first-person narratives & third-person narrators unreliable / contradictory narratives multiple points-of-view and choosing points of view

Beginnings

premise versus plot building on a premise overview of the course's elements setting up the main plot bridging tension to carry the reader through first lines, first paragraphs, first scenes

World-building

creating a richer sense of place point-of-view place & changing perceptions
scene locations creating a richer sense of time & setting research & using signifiers attitudes within a time

Layers of meaning

your personal themes identifying & developing complex themes moral challenges personal symbolism using a plot cupboard how symbols develop avoiding the obvious

Masterclass courses

These are ideal for more experienced writers who have been writing for a long time and are looking for fresh creative stimulation and new challenges. These can be run as four once-weekly sessions across a month or as a weekend intensive. Alternately, individual workshops can be picked out of each strand.

Expand your repertoire

angles, voice, personalities, and style

Creative well

process vs product, wild ideas, bombard your brain, words as playthings

The techie writer

document layout & online tools, your online presence, build your website, creating ebooks

Contact me to discuss a workshop for your group.

Fees

  • The Premise Circles session is £150–£200, depending on group size.
  • For up to 12 people, all other workshops are costed at £240 per evening or half-day, including materials. Larger groups may be charged at higher rates, depending on the size.
  • Reduced rates are available for Women's Insitute groups (WI) and registered charities.

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What next?

Arrange a guest speaker

→ Email Megan to arrange a workshop

Email me with some possible dates and what kind of group you are, so we can arrange a suitable workshop for your group.

Summer of Writing Saturday workshops

→ Summer of Writing

See the Summer of Writing 2017 workshops and book your place for this summer

 

Imaginary Worlds

→ Read about the Imaginary Worlds course

Read more about what the course is like, what it covers, and FAQs, and book your place.

Story Elements course

→ Read about the Story Elements course

Read more about what the course is like, what it covers, and FAQs.

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