I’m an author of novels, short stories and poetry, a writing tutor and public speaker. I love stories, short or long: reading them, writing them and helping other people to find and tell their own.
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“An utterly compelling story, characters you care about deeply and a real feeling for the thread of the uncanny that runs through our lives.”Margaret Leroy
“I loved the gut-wrenching reality of birth and death in a world where people were just an extension of their machines. A book that lingers in the memory.”Catharine Arnold
“A gripping, moving, ambitious novel. A huge achievement.”Myra Schnieder
Fiction Writing Workshop
Exploring a tried-and-tested short story structure and a range of techniques for planning a novel, this workshop is suitable for writers with some experience. Participants will leave with the start of a new short story to develop further and tools with which to plan a longer piece of writing.
10am – 4pm Monday 16th October 2017 in Buckingham’s Council Chamber.
Space is limited so to secure your place contact Susie Kelly on 01280 816 940 or email@example.com
Master class: Waking your Characters
How can you kindle a character into life? Through workshop exercises, you will learn how to use visualization, profiling, sketching and hot-seating to develop characters – a range of techniques that can be used again and again. Using extracts from the work of established writers we’ll also explore the use of objects and setting in illuminating character. Come with a character currently in development or form a new one from stimulus material provided.
11am – 5pm Saturday 4th November 2017 at Leicester Secular Hall.
Suitable for writers at all levels. Book online: writingschooleastmidlands.co.uk
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