This one-day workshop is for anyone who would like to start writing creatively in 2017, or who wants to kickstart a lagging writing habit! Whether you want to finish a short story you’ve started, or face down the blank page for the first time, this friendly course will get you writing and improving.
We’ll cover five key areas during the day:
- Generating ideas: how to pluck ideas from the world and turn them into stories
- Building strong characters: creating characters that feel real, and how much character dictates plot
- Creating a sense of place: analysing those settings that come to life, and looking at ways to reflect your characters’ inner states
- Writing great dialogue: looking closely at how dialogue works best on the page, and how it differs from ‘real life’ conversation
- Developing plot and story: giving your story a satisfying shape, and figuring out where to start and end.
For each topic we’ll look at great examples from published short stories and novels, discuss techniques, and do some writing exercises together. There will be plenty of time for questions and trouble-shooting along the way, and of course to stop for tea and cake.
Location: Keynes Library, Gordon Square, London – originally the home of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell.
Date and time: 10am-5pm, Saturday 28th January 2017. Please arrive 15 mins early for a 10am start.
Cost: Full price £169. Special offer: book two places together and each receive 20% off.
Tutors: this course will be taught by both Lily Dunn and Zoe Gilbert of London Lit Lab. By leading workshops together, we are able to bring two perspectives to everything we teach, and therefore everything is up for discussion! Sharing our differing approaches to writing helps to create a richer learning experience, which we believe benefits everyone who comes on our courses.
To read testimonials from our past courses, learn about Lily and Zoe, and see all the London Lit Lab courses available in 2017, go to http://www.londonlitlab.co.uk/
To contact us directly with queries or to reserve a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.