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Finding time to write can be a challenge and procrastination our biggest enemy. In these sessions we'll gather together to actually sit down and write! You might use this session to progress a current project or simply to get in some practice at writing characters, POV, voice and pacing etc. The focus of this session is on personal writing time, but there will be some creative exercises available to help move you forward. We'll also be doing a writing sprint! You'll leave with lots of new motivation for your writing projects. Costs: £7.50 per session. Follow the steps to pay via PayPal when you RSVP and refunds will only be offered if the meetup is cancelled. After you RSVP you'll see a link in the event location box. Just click on this at the time and date of the workshop. Zoom will then automatically connect your computer to the session. Download the Meetup app to manage your RSVPs on the go: http://www.meetup.com/meetup_api/apps/ and PLEASE DO CHANGE YOUR RSVP BY CLICKING THE CROSS IF YOU FIND YOU CAN NO LONGER ATTEND ONCE BOOKED. Many thanks : )
How do you plan and plot stories? What makes for a strong story? And how does the correct preparation make writing the first draft so much better? In this broad scope workshop we'll be tackling: Beginnings and endings, The best way to approach theme, Avoiding cliches, Self editing, Exploring the spine of a story, Pitching Working with obstacles, Playing with jeopardy, Looking at character turning points, Giving your audience what they want, but not in the way they are expecting it, Handling subtext, Finding the true purpose of every scene, Flirting with pace, Balancing your action and dialogue, AND with one or two suggested further resources to investigate later. It's safe to say you'll leave this session with a much tighter grasp on narrative structure! Not just aimed at writers of scripts; this masterclass will offer plenty of useful insights for fiction writers of all genres. Time will also be given for questions and the option to discuss participants' own writing in relation to the material covered in the workshop. Ian Pike has been writing professionally for over 25 years and will share his experiences, insights and tips gleaned from working across just about every broadcast genre, as well as published books for children. These will take the form of his rules of writing, which have been collected and honed, working on, among others, dramas, soaps and sitcoms, sketch shows, adapted horror stories and commissioned original work, as well as long running prime time programmes. Some of his career highlights include writing an original comedy drama for Armstrong and Miller, a sitcom for Angela Griffin and Stephen Graham, the BBC 3 series The Fear and at the moment he can be found working on the current series of Have I Got News For You, with two original sit coms in development, and a children’s comedy for CBBC. Ian has traveled the world talking about his work, recently visiting Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta and Kuala Lumpur. More information on Ian's work can be found at: www.ianpike.co.uk www.independenttalent.com/writers/ian-pike/ Costs: £20, please follow the steps to pay via PayPal when you RSVP. and Refunds will only be offered if the meetup is cancelled by admin, no exceptions, and in the rare event of speakers cancelling, we reserve the right to provide an alternative but equivalent speaker. Location: Zoom password no longer required. After you RSVP you'll see a link in the event location box. Just click on this at the time and date of the workshop and Zoom will automatically connect your computer to the session. Download the Meetup app to manage your RSVPs on the go: http://www.meetup.com/meetup_api/apps/ and PLEASE DO CHANGE YOUR RSVP BY CLICKING THE CROSS IF YOU FIND YOU CAN NO LONGER ATTEND ONCE BOOKED. Many thanks : )
Hi all, As many of you know, my debut children's book (9-12 yrs), The Unfortunate Archibald Marble, will be published on November 21st. As a physical launch isn't possible I'm going to do a wee online event and I'd love you to join me. If you'd like a copy, signed pre-orders are available until Nov 8th via https://bollweevilpress.com/product/preorder-the-unfortunate-archibald-marble/ and you should have them in hand by the 26th : ) So come and join me in a sip of something bubbly and a cheeky surprise I made earlier ;) Love Liz x
Hi all, We'd like to celebrate another year over (what a doozy!) with a quiz party evening, hosted by us, on all things bookish and a prize for the best party outfit (think hats, glasses, headpieces and backdrops). It won't be just a quiz though, we'll have a few other surprise activities in there too. Hope to see you there for some mingling on screens and other hijinks no doubt. Hosted online alas and login details to follow. Please bring your favourite drink and nibbles. Cheers, Lisa We're asking for £3 donation if you'd like to join us. This money helps us to fund organising events and paying guest speakers next year.