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Character and Location: Setting the scene for your literary dreams

19 January @ 18:30 - 20:30

About this Event

Looking for UK creative writing classes and workshops where you can unlock your potential as a storyteller? Then sign up for one of Kit’s creative writing classes, or workshops, and discover some of the tricks writers use to weave their tales.

In other words, if you want to write the next Game of Thrones saga, the thrilling North-by-Northwest, insightful Pride and Prejudice, or revolutionary The Hunger Games, studying narrative crafting will strengthen your story, and bring you greater creative satisfaction.

In workshop one of this three-part series, Kit will be focusing in on character and location.

Crafting 3D characters and realistic locations for fiction is a skill, taking the imagined; and making it seem real. In this workshop, you’ll discover how to create plausible characters, and build locations for your protagonist to explore.

Throughout the session, you will…

  • Get to know who the Protagonist is; putting flesh on the bones of an idea, and creating their journey’s arc – are they a hero, a villain, or someone ordinary next door?
  • Building location settings for the story; what they look like, the function they’ll serve, and how to slowly reveal more about it through the narrative.

Next sessions

Thursday 18th February

Timing: How a story is told and how to create your ‘acts’

Thursday 18th March

Genre and Devices: The tools of your character’s adventure

About Kit Kennedy

Kit Kennedy is a writer, researcher, and creative writing teacher. She is an established British author with Australian-roots. As a freelance writer and content creator, she has written two full-length novels, various short stories, novellas, and flash fiction. Her content writing work is regularly supplied to online and print media outlets around the globe, including a regular contributing author to Classical Wisdom Weekly.

She holds an MA in Creative Writing, along with two diplomas, one in Travel Writing & Photography, and one Professional Writing & Editing.

Book your place

Tickets cost £15 for NWS Members and £18 for general admission. Book your place, or to find out more about joining NWS, head to our membership page.

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This workshop will be delivered online via Zoom. Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service you can use to virtually meet with others – either by video or audio-only or both. A link will be sent out shortly before the workshop starts to the email address you enter at the time of booking.


19 January
18:30 - 20:30
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Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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