“The class is supportive, the atmosphere encouraging, all levels of experience are catered for. We also laugh a lot. I have gone to different writing classes and workshops over the years but feel I have gained most from this one.” Juni Parkhurst

A 10 week Creative Writing class

starting April 2024

Fridays 10am to 12.30pm in person at the Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Rd, Newhaven, East Sussex BN9 9LH

THIS COURSE IS FULL – the next course will start in October 2024

 An informal and friendly prose writing class, suitable for all levels that allow you to practice different fictional techniques (also relevant to life writing). I provide weekly writing prompts that cover basic fictional techniques but you are welcome to work on your own project if you have one. Many of the students in this class are working on long projects like novels, memoirs or autobiographies.

Writing is done at home, and each person has a 15 to 20 minute  slot in which to read up to 1000 words in class and receive verbal feedback. I also give detailed written feedback keeping the bigger issues of structure and plot in mind. We will cover all the technical aspects of writing, like characterisation, voice, dialogue, narrative time, point of view, etc., with explanations where necessary, and more general discussion, or short writing exercises where time allows.This is a very friendly and  supportive mixed ability group in which everyone works at their own level. Everyone’s writing is taken seriously, but the emphasis of the class is on encouraging each other, appreciating the unique character and experience that each person brings to the group, and enjoying ourselves. It is a very friendly and supportive group and welcoming to new members.

Cost: £140

This course is suitable for all levels Please email me if you would like to go on the waiting list for a place.