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How to Develop Your Writer’s Voice

17 October, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00


A writer’s voice is an elusive but essential hallmark to successful writing. It displays attitude, personality, and character, and should be unique to you. But finding your voice can be difficult which is why we’ve asked author and creative writing tutor, Ian Douglas to help you recognise, develop and define yours in a 2-hour workshop this October!

During this workshop, you will…

1. Define the meaning of writer’s voice.

2. Look at some examples by famous writers.

3. Identify the qualities that make up a writing style.

4. Practice recognising your own voice.

5. Learn to develop your voice further.

The session will centre around a PowerPoint presentation, group work and practical writing exercises. Ian will give feedback on individual participants work. The studio is a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and participants are welcome to bring along their own material to work on. Bring a laptop or pen and paper and be ready to write!

About Ian

While teaching English at a Bangkok university, Ian completed the Writer’s Bureau correspondence course. This led onto two years as a freelance journalist. After returning to Nottingham, Ian graduated with a MA in Creative Writing (Distinction) from Nottingham Trent University. His published credits include 4 sci-fi novels for YA, two children’s non-fiction books, over twenty short stories, a radio play and an app. He runs creative writing workshops, school visits and book festivals. He reviews for Left Lion and is a regular Notts TV guest.

Book your place

The price of this workshop is £13 for NWS members and £19 general admission. Book your place below, or to find out about joining NWS, head to our membership page.

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17 October, 2019
19:00 - 21:00
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Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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