• Online (Zoom) Creative Writing Workshop

    Online event

    £7.50

    Just download the Zoom app and I'll email you all the info you need to login on the day. I'll also make the pieces available in advance of the session and will open the meeting at 6.45 to give everyone a chance to get logged on (and make a cuppa). Writers improve with quality peer feedback and exposure to a wide range of styles and genres. Join us to hear what other members are working on, get notes on your own work-in-progress (when you’re ready) or just be there to see how we work (it’s fine to come along and listen). Workshop sessions are open to writers of all forms of fiction - novels, short stories, scripts etc. Sessions are friendly and the format is simple; four writers volunteer to read their work for applause, discussion and feedback from the group. Make a comment below if you'd like to read at this meeting. Slots are assigned by first ask, first served. Only FOUR places per meeting. Please be sure to RSVP before requesting a reading spot. ****A reading slot is roughly 10-15 minutes of reading (practice reading aloud beforehand to make sure your piece fills the time slot) and then 10-15 minutes spent on feedback from the group. Feedback is moderated and is always constructive and respectful. PLEASE NOTE: Booking a reading slot but failing to show up will mean removal from the group. Costs: £7.50, please follow the steps to pay via PayPal when you RSVP. Refunds will only be provided if the meetup is cancelled by admin, no exceptions. Also, we cannot accept cash payment on the door. Download the Meetup app to manage your RSVPs on the go: http://www.meetup.com/meetup_api/apps/ Instructions on how to change your RSVP: http://help.meetup.com/customer/portal/articles/615554 For help with PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/helpcenter/helphub/home/ Any questions, please post a comment below and an organiser will respond.

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  • ONLINE Write Together

    Online event

    £7.50

    Just download the Zoom app onto your device and I'll email the link and password the day before. I'll open the session at 12.45 to give everyone a chance to get logged on (and make a cuppa). 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 and writing guides available to help move you forward. 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. 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 : )

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  • Redrafting techniques w/writer and tutor Emma Claire Sweeney (online)

    Back after her fantastic workshop on writing authentic dialogue, Emma will discuss ways to inject new life into your fiction, by identifying the best version hiding beneath the page. In this session we'll explore strategies for cultivating the courage and skills required for radical redrafts of structure, plot and character. Moving onto the next stage in the redrafting process, we’ll look at ways to tighten our narrative, enhance clarity and clean up our sentences. What does it really mean to ‘kill our darlings’, we’ll ask, and how should we best go about it? Emma Claire Sweeney is an award-winning novelist and Director of The Ruppin Agency Writers’ Studio (www.ruppinagency.com). She was named as both an Amazon Rising Star and a Hive Rising Writer for her debut novel, Owl Song at Dawn (Legend, 2016), which went on to win Nudge Literary Book of the Year. She is Director of The Ruppin Agency Writers’ Studio – a nationwide mentoring scheme, and has won Society of Authors, Arts Council and Royal Literary Fund awards, and has written for the likes of The Paris Review, TIME, and The Washington Post. Margaret Atwood has described her non fiction work as a great ‘service to literary history. Just download the Zoom app onto your device and and I'll email everything else you need in advance of the session. I'll open the meeting at 6.30 to give everyone a chance to get logged in. 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: This session will be online and I will send out the Zoom link and password (just download the app) and any reading materials from Emma in advance of the class. Hoorah! 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 : )

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  • ONLINE Write Together

    Online event

    £7.50

    Just download the Zoom app onto your device and I'll email the link and password the day before. I'll open the session at 12.45 to give everyone a chance to get logged on (and make a cuppa). 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 and writing guides available to help move you forward. 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. 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 : )

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  • Online (Zoom) Creative Writing Workshop

    Online event

    £7.50

    Just download the Zoom app and I'll email you all the info you need to login on Monday. I'll start the meeting at 6.45 to give everyone a chance to get logged on (and make a cuppa). Writers improve with quality peer feedback and exposure to a wide range of styles and genres. Join us to hear what other members are working on, get notes on your own work-in-progress (when you’re ready) or just be there to see how we work (it’s fine to come along and listen). Workshop sessions are open to writers of all forms of fiction - novels, short stories, scripts etc. Sessions are friendly and the format is simple; four writers volunteer to read their work for applause, discussion and feedback from the group. Make a comment below if you'd like to read at this meeting. Slots are assigned by first ask, first served. Only FOUR places per meeting. Please be sure to RSVP before requesting a reading spot. ****A reading slot is roughly 10-15 minutes of reading (practice reading aloud beforehand to make sure your piece fills the time slot) and then 10-15 minutes spent on feedback from the group. Feedback is moderated and is always constructive and respectful. If you are reading, please bring at least 10 copies so members can make additional notes during the reading. NOTE: Booking a slot but failing to show up will mean removal from the group. Costs: £7.50, please follow the steps to pay via PayPal when you RSVP. Refunds will only be provided if the meetup is cancelled by admin, no exceptions. Also, we cannot accept cash payment on the door. Download the Meetup app to manage your RSVPs on the go: http://www.meetup.com/meetup_api/apps/ Instructions on how to change your RSVP: http://help.meetup.com/customer/portal/articles/615554 For help with PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/helpcenter/helphub/home/ Any questions, please post a comment below and an organiser will respond.

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  • ONLINE Write Together

    Online event

    £7.50

    Just download the Zoom app onto your device and click the invite link posted in event location. Meeting ID is[masked] and I'll email the password on the day. I'll start the meeting at 12.30 to give everyone a chance to get logged on (and make a cuppa). 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 and writing guides available to help move you forward. 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. 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 : )

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  • ONLINE Secrets of Writing Authentic Dialogue w/writer and tutor Emma Sweeney

    Just download the Zoom app onto your device and click the invite link posted in event location. Meeting ID is[masked] and I'll email the password on the day. I'll start the meeting at 6.30 to give everyone a chance to get logged in. Emma Claire Sweeney, award-winning novelist and Director of The Ruppin Agency Writers’ Studio (www.ruppinagency.com), will reveal the secrets behind creating authentic dialogue. It’s something agents and editors look out for when assessing the quality of a manuscript because it’s an aspect of the craft that stumps many a writer. In this workshop Emma promises to lead us through a series of handy techniques that will transform our dialogue overnight. By examining virtuoso conversations on the page, we’ll glean tips on making our dialogue sing. And we’ll ask questions about our own characters and their relationships: What’s at stake during this exchange? What strategies will they use to get what they want? What is the relative status of the speakers? We’ll try out a wide range of approaches, acquiring a toolbox of techniques to choose from when we next need our characters to engage in compelling conversation. Emma Claire Sweeney was named as both an Amazon Rising Star and a Hive Rising Writer for her debut novel, Owl Song at Dawn (Legend, 2016), which went on to win Nudge Literary Book of the Year. She is Director of The Ruppin Agency Writers’ Studio – a nationwide mentoring scheme, and has won Society of Authors, Arts Council and Royal Literary Fund awards, and has written for the likes of The Paris Review, TIME, and The Washington Post. Margaret Atwood has described her non fiction work as a great ‘service to literary history. 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: This session will now be online and I will send out the Zoom link (just download the app) and reading materials from Emma in advance of the class. Hoorah! 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 : )

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  • ONLINE Write Together

    Location visible to members

    £7.50

    Just download the Zoom app onto your device and click the invite link posted in event location. Meeting ID is[masked] and I'll email the password on the day. I'll start the meeting at 12.30 to give everyone a chance to get logged on (and make a cuppa). 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 and writing guides available to help move you forward. 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. 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 : )

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  • ONLINE Creative Writing Workshop (Moorgate)

    Online event

    £7.50

    *******UPDATE! Hi everyone, we have set up a pro Zoom account (no time limits) so this session will go ahead, online! Zoom is very easy to use. You just need to download the app onto your device and I will post an invite link. I'll start the meeting at 6.30 to give everyone a chance to get logged on (and make a cuppa). I'll also limit the group number to 12. We can find our way together. PLEASE COMMENT BELOW TO ACKNOWLEDGE, AND IF YOU'RE READING TO CONFIRM YOUR SLOT. Many thanks, Liz x Writers improve with quality peer feedback and exposure to a wide range of styles and genres. Join us to hear what other members are working on, get notes on your own work-in-progress (when you’re ready) or just be there to see how we work (it’s fine to come along and listen). Workshop sessions are open to writers of all forms of fiction - novels, short stories, scripts etc. Sessions are friendly and the format is simple; four writers volunteer to read their work for applause, discussion and feedback from the group. Make a comment below if you'd like to read at this meeting. Slots are assigned by first ask, first served. Only FOUR places per meeting. Please be sure to RSVP before requesting a reading spot. A reading slot is roughly 10-15 minutes of reading and then 10-15 minutes spent on feedback from the group. Feedback is moderated and is always constructive and respectful. If you are reading, please bring at least 10 copies so members can make additional notes during the reading. NOTE: Booking a slot but failing to show up will mean removal from the group. Costs: £7.50, please follow the steps to pay via PayPal when you RSVP. Refunds will only be provided if the meetup is cancelled by admin, no exceptions. Also, we cannot accept cash payment on the door. Download the Meetup app to manage your RSVPs on the go: http://www.meetup.com/meetup_api/apps/ Instructions on how to change your RSVP: http://help.meetup.com/customer/portal/articles/615554 For help with PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/helpcenter/helphub/home/ Any questions, please post a comment below and an organiser will respond.

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