Bourne to Write is a tutor-led online creative writing community. At our weekly creative writing workshops on Zoom, you can learn how to nurture your imagination while making new friends in a creative environment.

At the moment we have three weekly workshops on Zoom which you can join:

Monday evening 7.30pm – 9.45pm

Wednesday evening 7.45pm – 10.15pm

Friday afternoon 2.30pm – 4.45.pm

10 Workshop sessions cost £120 which includes weekly advice on homework via email. If you miss a workshop it will be held in credit for you. In the workshop you’ll write a timed exercise and share it with the group, you’ll get homework, which you will also read out and recommended reading.

The weekly Zoom workshops take a student-centred approach to creative writing, offering a range of strategies to help you develop as a writer. Participants are encouraged to explore their creative writing potential through self-awareness and self-discovery.

The workshops are suitable for aspiring writers of all levels and abilities and for anyone with a strong interest in reading and writing, who would like to deepen their understanding of the creative process.

I also offer one-to-one tuition and regular specific topic workshops with full notes.

If you’d like to join call Roddy on 07758 367479  or email: bournetowrite1@gmail.com

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Specific Topic Workshops

The next specific topic workshop is an essential for all writers.

 

 
Unlike nonfiction, fiction’s motor doesn’t run on information, but on its opposite: mystery.
 
Every story is a mystery story. Mystery is the essential quality in all fiction, it cultivates curiosity, stimulates the imagination, 
invites participation, and generally keeps readers reading. Every step of the reader’s journey should be fraught with questions,
not only about how the story turns out, but about character, motive and backstory.
 
In this specific topic workshop you will learn how to create and sustain mystery in your work.

As usual full workshop notes will be provided. The cost is the same as previous topic workshops – £20.

There are two Zoom sessions to choose from:
Saturday  December 5. 11am – 1.30pm. 
Thursday December 10. 7.30pm – 10pm.
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Strangers in Paradise

The workshops’ first anthology – ‘Strangers in Paradise’, featuring the work of 26 Bourne to Write writers was launched at the Eastbourne Arts Festival at The Lamb in Old Town Eastbourne in May 2014. All proceeds from the book have been donated to local charities, including the Eastbourne Pier Benevolent Fund.

Strangers in Paradise is now available on amazon worldwide as a Kindle book.

Buy Strangers in Paradise on amazon

Short & Curly

The workshop’s first Kindle book entitled ‘Short & Curly’ featuring short works by our writers is now available on amazon worldwide.

Buy Short & Curly on amazon

Read workshop testimonials here

You can read member’s work on the Workshop Writers’ Work page.

Download George Orwell’s Five Rules for Better Writing

Download our Tip Sheet on Character Creation

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