Inside Fictional Minds: psychology for writers workshop, Chester

A weekend workshop ‘Inside Fictional Minds’ will take place 30th June to 1st July in central Chester. It aims to use psychological theories to add depth to your fictional character development. Topics covered include attachment theory, character change and growth, and psychological defence mechanisms. A mixture of tutorials, group work, individual writing time and one-to-one support, will help you to develop intriguing and authentic characters based on psychological theories. Suitable for character development in short stories or novel-length.

 

Dr Stephanie Hutton (Clinical Psychologist) and Liz Kay (Integrative Counsellor, Occupational Therapist) have years of training and therapy skills to add to their knowledge as writers to help you develop your fiction and deepen your understanding of character.

Suitable for all levels of writer, from beginner to published. However, you will get the most out of the weekend if you have specific fictional characters in mind to work on.

 

Two half-price places available for low-income writers.

Reductions for friends booking together.

 

To find our more about the course and instructors, or to book, please go to:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inside-fictional-minds-psychological-theory-for-writers-tickets-45415747724

Don’t Do It Issue Four: Translations

 Issue Four

Issue Four of Don’t Do It  is now live.

Purpose

This time, we turn to translation — literal and metaphorical — to explore language, interdisciplinarity, technology, poetry, inter-personal translations and the craft of fiction.

Ingredients

The issue includes essays on Knausgård, Beckett, chess and the practicalities of translation, new short stories and poetry, and two interviews, with Chilean composer Nicolás Kliwadenko and an editor and poet from the new A Bird is Not A Stone collection.

Effects

An increased interest in Russian literature; gentle yearning; excess knowledge of chess; a desire to learn Scots; a desire for new music; a questioning of love, words, meaning and beauty.

 Enjoy!

— The Editors