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Writing Retreats

We all need to re-charge our batteries sometimes! As a writer, a good way to do this is to go on a writing retreat. This is different from a workshop in that more time is allocated for you to explore your own ideas and gain some much-needed breathing space. Many people turn down the opportunity […]

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Writing Inspiration – March

Go shopping for interesting characters. Sit in a shopping mall or café and, without making it too obvious, note down a few details about the people around you. See if you can use all the senses! Think about : The colour a person is wearing – or are they wearing something that clashes? What is […]

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Writing Workshop – Tudor House, Friar Street, Worcester – Saturday 7th October

Unfortunately, the workshop planned for Saturday 4th March had to be postponed. This will now take place on Saturday 7th October from 10.30 – 1.00. There will be more news about this soon – but for further details and to book a place contact www.tudorhouse.org.uk or phone 01905 612309. No previous writing experience necessary – […]

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Writing Inspiration – February

For this exercise you will need a notebook, pen and kitchen timer. Allow fifteen minutes. Pick a colour. Set the timer for two minutes. Free-write (this means write as quickly as you can without crossing out or censoring) until the time runs out. Pick a sound. This could be something you can actually hear at […]

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Vision Board

Programme yourself for success with the novel you are working on by creating a ‘vision board’ for your work in progress. My novel writing weekend courses usually begin with creating one of these. Some students look slightly horrified when they’re presented with a pile of old magazines, scissors and glue instead of the PowerPoint presentation […]

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