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The pandemic has proven to us all that it’s possible to connect and engage with others virtually. Bourne to Write’s live online writing workshops offer a learning experience that is fun and friendly without leaving the comfort of your home. Anyone with access to a computer can benefit from expert tuition in creative writing and share their work in a safe space.

Whether you’re interested in writing short stories, novels, poetry or screenplays creative writing tutor Roddy Phillips will help you achieve your aim. With over forty years experience Roddy is passionate about creative writing and the transformative effect it can have.

“Many of our writers are now published, some in this magazine and the confidence that creates can be so important for a new writer. We also publish our writers work online every week and on amazon.”

With two Zoom workshops a week, Wednesday evening and Friday afternoon Roddy finds the format increasingly fruitful.

“The online format has opened up new potential for the workshops,” said Roddy, “its given them greater depth, I can share our writers’ work onscreen, whether its written or recorded and I can play video and sound clips. When I’m working one-to-one with a writer I can edit or revise their work live, the medium is extremely versatile. And of course we now have writers from across the UK who would never have had the chance to join one our workshops.”

Find out more about Bourne to Write’s online creative workshops at or call Roddy on 07758 367479.

“To the writing groups – especially Roddy Phillips and fellow writers in Bourne to Write. Thank you for accepting me and always being free with your praise and feedback when I just needed to believe this was possible. You not only cleared a space for me but encouraged me and forced me to produce the next instalment, giving me the impetus I needed.” Shevlyn Mottai author of Across the Kala Pani published by Penguin Random House South Africa

‘I love the Zoom workshop format, its more involving and sharing work onscreen is a bonus. I now have a new group of friends with a common interest all over the country. Plus I don’t have to arrange childcare or leave the house!’ Carol Stenning –  Zoom workshop writer.

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 two weekly workshops on Zoom which you can join:

Wednesday evening 7.30pm – 10pm

Friday afternoon 2.30pm – 4.45pm

10 Workshop sessions cost £120 which includes weekly advice on homework via email. 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, recommended reading and workshop notes for every session.

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:

‘Being a complete luddite it took me a while to get round to using Zoom, but Roddy took me through it step by step and now I’m a complete convert and enjoying every minute of the workshop. Its the most fun I have all week.’ Dave Reynolds – Zoom workshop writer.


Specific Topic Workshops

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

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