Creative Writing Course

A creative writing course by Melanie Whipman, writer, editor and teacher, specialising in the short story form. Her work has been broadcast on Radio 4 and published in numerous literary and commercial magazines. Melanie’s debut short story collection, ‘Llama Sutra’ published in 2016, was the winner of the Rubery International Book Award short story category in 2017.

Banishing the blank page
Wed 4 April 2018, 1pm – 2.30pm
A day to stimulate creativity. Suitable for novelists, short story writers and total beginners. If you've lost the muse, or don't know where to start, this is for you. We'll be doing exercises that inspire you, and cover key aspects of fiction, including plot, characterisation and voice.
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Re-writing the self
Wed 11 April 2018, 1pm – 2.30pm
Have you ever considered writing a blog or a memoir? Or perhaps you’d simply like to pull on some of your personal experiences and turn them into fiction. In this one day course we’ll be experimenting with using real life events and personal history as inspiration for writing. You’ll learn how to collate, edit and transform your memories into engaging prose.
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Short story masterclass
Wed 18 April 2018, 1pm – 2.30pm
You’ll have the opportunity to spend the day experimenting with the short story form. We’ll be looking at what makes a story come to life, how to create structure and narrative tension, and the art of developing complex characters in this compressed form.
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Getting to grips with dialogue
Wed 25 April 2018, 1pm – 2.30pm
Dialogue is a powerful tool in fiction. When and how much should you use it? And how do you give an authentic voice to your character? In this workshop we’ll be exploring how to write powerful, realistic dialogue that reveals character, creates narrative drive and enriches the scene.
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£16 Adults | £14 Friends per session

Special Offer: book all 4 sessions for £58 Adults, £53 Friends. To take advantage of this offer, please call 014830737837.

The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, GU21 4AA Date and time 04 April, 2018 13.00 - 25 April, 2018 14.30
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