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. 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: bournetowrite1@gmail.com

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Specific Topic Workshops

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

The next specific top workshop is on how to Create Conflict in Stories

Learning how to create conflict in your stories is crucial.  Imagine reading a story that begins where the main character has no flaws or fears, lives in a great environment, has happy well-balanced relationships, a great job and boss, has fantastic hobbies, plenty of money etc.

In other words I am asking you to think of a story that gets better and better. A character starts off happy, remains happy and gets happier. Does this sound interesting?

The key to successful storytelling is creating conflict. Writing compelling conflict is something every writer should know how to do.

There are two sessions to choose from:

Saturday  May 8     11am – 1.30pm

Thursday  May 13   7.30 – 10.30pm

The cost is the same – £20 and workshop notes will be provided.

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Strangers in Paradise

Bourne to Write’s 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

Bourne to Write’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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