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Creating and Developing Fiction Writing Ideas

6 May @ 18:30 - 20:30

About this Event

At this fun, interactive session participants will take part in and explore a variety of exercises, activities and prompts to create interesting, original stories!

Join writer Patsy Collins and discover multiple ways to find writing ideas, learning how to expand these into plots/outlines for stories and other pieces of writing. You will also learn how to use themes and prompts, such as those used for competitions to create original stories!

There will be opportunities to try out the different techniques explored and to receive encouraging feedback. Participants will gain several different outlines to work on after the workshop, as well as the knowledge and confidence to generate many more.

To take part in the session, you will need some A4 paper, a couple of different pens, as well as a notebook!

Throughout this 2-hour workshop, you will…

  • Discover various ways to find fiction writing ideas
  • Learn how to develop your ideas into stories.
  • Give and receive feedback

About Patsy Collins

Patsy Collins has had hundreds of short stories published, mainly in women’s magazines. She has written six novels, articles for Writing Magazine and won or been placed in numerous competitions, as well as producing A Year of Ideas: 365 sets of writing prompts and exercises. In addition to running a blog for writers, Patsy also facilitates workshops and gives talks about her writing.

Book your place

Tickets cost £12 for NWS Members and £14 for general admission. Book your place, or to find out more about joining NWS, head to our membership page.


This workshop will be delivered online via Zoom. Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service you can use to virtually meet with others. A link will be sent out to the email address you entered at the time of booking.


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