"But still, the fates will leave me my voice, and by my voice I shall be known" - Metamorphoses, Ovid
Writing workshops
***Next Workshop***
28 Apr 2018
People and Places


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 28 Apr 2018:                                                     £45.00
     Writing Fiction: Writing People and Places                                                                  
Characters are at the heart of all stories. The events, no matter how dramatic, only really become a story when they affect the characters involved. Those characters are usually people, but they may also be animals, beings from another world, or even inanimate objects. The point is, whether you're writing about a thirty-something advertising executive, a 95-year-old former soldier, or a little green man from the planet Zog, you've got to make your reader care about what happens to them.

We'll also be looking at setting, whether it's a real geographical place, an imagined landscape, or a completely different world. The setting can be a backdrop for your characters or it can be an integral part of your story.

Through a mix of class discussion and writing exercises in a friendly and supportive environment, this workshop will focus on ways of developing and portraying your characters, and of evoking the places associated with them.

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
"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
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