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 Zoom 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Specific Topic Workshops
Write better action scenes
Unless you are describing a still life your work will have movement and action, whether its ballroom dancing, a boat lost at sea, or a chase onboard a train. Action and ‘pacing’ can be crucial elements in all stories but creating them can be challenging.But with an understanding of the form and its techniques, writing a good action scene can become second nature.
Full workshop notes will be provided. The cost is the same as previous topic workshops – £20.
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.
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