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CREATIVE WRITING CLASSES

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Starting to Write: How to Write Short Stories and Novels

Thursdays, 7:30pm to 9:30pm on 19th, 26th September, 3rd, 17th, 24th October 2019
The Coach House, Oldswinford, Stourbridge.

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Thursdays, 7:30pm to 9:30pm on 19th, 26th September, 3rd, 17th, 24th October 2019
The Coach House, Oldswinford, Stourbridge.
Five workshops on both the creative and the practical aspects of writing novels and short stories.
You’ll create strong characters, plan plots and discuss dialogue as you write from scratch or develop work you’ve already begun. Through a series of practical workshop exercises, with plenty of opportunity to share your work and ask questions, you’ll learn how to create and sustain suspense, how to keep readers reading ‘just one more chapter’, and how to finish with a satisfying ending.
At the same time you’ll learn about how to submit your work to agents and publishers, plus the essentials you need to know for self-publishing.
You will also find out exactly how to juggle your writing alongside all the other commitments in your life: how to get started, how to keep going when you really do not want to, and what to do when you have finished.
Important: Please note there will be a gap between workshops on 3rd and 17th October, (so no workshop on 10th) for you to work on your fiction piece and bring back with you to the workshop on the 17th.
Tea, coffee, cold drinks and biscuits will be provided.
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CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR ALL

Thursday Mornings, 10:00 to 12:00, the first Thursday of every month.
Stourbridge Library, Stourbridge.

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Want to write but don’t know how to start?

Want to develop your writing skills further?

Come along to these fun, creative sessions and find your writing voice.

We will be exploring different formats of creative writing, including prose, poetry, creative non-fiction and various genres.

Learn to write in different ways and find the style that is right for you.

Meet new people and enjoy some creative time in a warm, friendly, safe and supportive environment.

Tea and biscuits will be available.

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How to write and sell pocket novels

Thursday 6th June 2019 - The Coach House, Oldswinford, Stourbridge

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Have you always wanted to write a novel but feel too daunted by the prospect?
Maybe you have started one but then given up in frustration.
Perhaps the idea of trying to sell it to a publisher once you have finished the hard work of writing has put you off.
Come along to this workshop and learn how to write pocket novel romances.
Writing a pocket novel is a fantastic way of teaching yourself how to write, and gives you the possibility of seeing your story in paperback on the shelves of major shops such as Tesco and WHSmith. My Weekly and The People’s Friend magazines both publish pocket novels and are unusual in the publishing industry for looking at unsolicited manuscripts.
Ken Preston will show you how and what to write about, how to fire up your imagination for those ideas, how to keep writing when you would rather do anything else but write, how to edit your work and how to sell it.
Handouts available at the session, but please bring pen and notebook with you.
Refreshments included.
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Starting to Write: How to Write Short Stories and Novels

Thursdays, 7:30pm to 9:30pm on 19th, 26th September, 3rd, 17th, 24th October 2019
The Coach House, Oldswinford, Stourbridge.

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Thursdays, 7:30pm to 9:30pm on 19th, 26th September, 3rd, 17th, 24th October 2019
The Coach House, Oldswinford, Stourbridge.
Five workshops on both the creative and the practical aspects of writing novels and short stories.
You’ll create strong characters, plan plots and discuss dialogue as you write from scratch or develop work you’ve already begun. Through a series of practical workshop exercises, with plenty of opportunity to share your work and ask questions, you’ll learn how to create and sustain suspense, how to keep readers reading ‘just one more chapter’, and how to finish with a satisfying ending.
At the same time you’ll learn about how to submit your work to agents and publishers, plus the essentials you need to know for self-publishing.
You will also find out exactly how to juggle your writing alongside all the other commitments in your life: how to get started, how to keep going when you really do not want to, and what to do when you have finished.
Important: Please note there will be a gap between workshops on 3rd and 17th October, (so no workshop on 10th) for you to work on your fiction piece and bring back with you to the workshop on the 17th.
Tea, coffee, cold drinks and biscuits will be provided.
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CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR ALL

Thursday Mornings, 10:00 to 12:00, the first Thursday of every month.
Stourbridge Library, Stourbridge.

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Want to write but don’t know how to start?

Want to develop your writing skills further?

Come along to these fun, creative sessions and find your writing voice.

We will be exploring different formats of creative writing, including prose, poetry, creative non-fiction and various genres.

Learn to write in different ways and find the style that is right for you.

Meet new people and enjoy some creative time in a warm, friendly, safe and supportive environment.

Tea and biscuits will be available.

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How to write and sell pocket novels

Thursday 6th June 2019 - The Coach House, Oldswinford, Stourbridge

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Have you always wanted to write a novel but feel too daunted by the prospect?
Maybe you have started one but then given up in frustration.
Perhaps the idea of trying to sell it to a publisher once you have finished the hard work of writing has put you off.
Come along to this workshop and learn how to write pocket novel romances.
Writing a pocket novel is a fantastic way of teaching yourself how to write, and gives you the possibility of seeing your story in paperback on the shelves of major shops such as Tesco and WHSmith. My Weekly and The People’s Friend magazines both publish pocket novels and are unusual in the publishing industry for looking at unsolicited manuscripts.
Ken Preston will show you how and what to write about, how to fire up your imagination for those ideas, how to keep writing when you would rather do anything else but write, how to edit your work and how to sell it.
Handouts available at the session, but please bring pen and notebook with you.
Refreshments included.
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MEET YOUR CREATIVE WRITING TUTOR

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KEN PRESTON

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Ken Preston specialises in teaching creative writing to small groups. Including writing exercises, feedback, group discussions and advice on publishing, Ken can tailor the creative writing classes from group to group.
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Ken has written many novels and short stories. He has written romance for the My Weekly Pocket Novel range, and Young Adult novels about pirates and dinosaurs, but is probably best known for the Joe Coffin series of books, a horror/crime mashup set in Birmingham.
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He is also a lead writer, teaching teenagers creative writing with Spark Young Writers, West Midlands Writing. Ken regularly speaks at universities and charity events, and hosts an open mic evening at the Birmingham and Midland Institute.
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