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October 2019

Finding Space and Time in your Life to Write

22 October @ 18:00 - 21:00
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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About this Event Creative writing can be both a joy and a struggle, a gift and a burden. This workshop will explore our wellbeing as writers. How do we find the time, energy and inspiration within our busy lives to write and edit? How do we avoid getting fatigued and run down when trying to fit in writing alongside work, study, family, and personal struggles? This will be a short taster workshop on the subject covering: A brief explanation of…

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Writing Great Horror Stories

26 October @ 15:00 - 17:00
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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About Strike fear in the heart of your reader's this October at our Writing Great Horror Stories workshop with creative writing tutor, Alex Davis If you want to learn how to write fearsome fiction and spine-tingling tales, then look no further. This session will explore all of the elements that make up a great horror story, including how to build atmosphere, pacing, the best ways to employ archetypes and what truly scares a reader. At Alex's session you will: Establish…

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November 2019

Getting Critical with Your Writing: How to self-edit your manuscript

9 November @ 10:00 - 16:00
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One event on 10 November, 2019 at 10:00

Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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About The first draft is done, and what an accomplishment! But where do you go next? In this course we'll break down elements to help you self edit your manuscript, looking at it from a constructively critical viewpoint. We'll check for plot gaps, we'll look at pacing, we'll analyse natural dialogue, and we'll talk about character dynamics. Bring a section of your work to play with over the course of the two days so you can put your self-editing into…

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Getting Critical with Your Writing: How to self-edit your manuscript

10 November @ 10:00 - 16:00
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One event on 10 November, 2019 at 10:00

Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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About The first draft is done, and what an accomplishment! But where do you go next? In this course we'll break down elements to help you self edit your manuscript, looking at it from a constructively critical viewpoint. We'll check for plot gaps, we'll look at pacing, we'll analyse natural dialogue, and we'll talk about character dynamics. Bring a section of your work to play with over the course of the two days so you can put your self-editing into…

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Structure a Basic Plot in 30 Minutes

20 November @ 19:00 - 21:00
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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About Join children's writer, Gareth Baker as he aims to show you how you can build a plot in as little as 30-minutes! Everything needs structure to hold it together and that includes a story, whether it's a short story, novella, or a trilogy with a story arc. In this 2-hour workshop aimed at beginners, Gareth Baker will show you a technique devised by author and poet, Pie Corbet that will help you to understand how story parts are put…

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Writing from Images: Writing workshop for children

23 November @ 14:00 - 16:00
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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About Both children and teens are invited to this interactive writing workshop with children's writer, Steve Katon. Participants will make a series of collages from magazine images based on character, setting and plot to help develop a new idea for a story. You will then create a master collage that represents your overall synopsis before having a go at a short writing sprint using the visual prompts you have created or engaged with. The aim of the workshop is to…

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Dialogue as Action: good habits from playwriting

26 November @ 18:30 - 20:30
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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Level-up your dialogue using techniques employed by playwrights in this 2-hour workshop with Hugh Dichmont!

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Demystifying Publishing

27 November @ 19:00 - 21:00
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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About Join Dr Teika Bellamy as she aims to help demystify the publishing process for writers! For many writers, traditional publishing is baffling, its operating methods baroque and opaque. Yet understanding how the publishing industry works can greatly increase a writer’s chances of getting published, enabling them to have a long and successful career. This course is designed to demystify the world of traditional publishing so that today’s writer can make informed choices about which publishing route to embark on,…

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December 2019

Getting Started with Self-Publishing

4 December @ 19:00 - 21:00
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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About Teika returns with the perfect follow on from her first workshop 'Demystifying Publishing' in a session focused entirely on self-publishing. Many writers consider self-publishing nowadays, but the internet offers an overwhelming amount of advice on the ‘right’ way to go about it. This workshop will offer an overview of the different ways to go about self-publishing your writing, giving participants a chance to reflect on the kind of success they want from self-publishing, as well as providing the basics…

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Words for Wellbeing Taster Day

8 December @ 11:00 - 16:00
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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A words for wellbeing taster day with the words for wellbeing team, Lizzie, Sam and Thom.

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