These are workshops that have previously run – they will run again if they get voted in. This is how we choose the workshops:
Playful challenging activities based on top research to create new ideas and explore the creative process
Once your first draft is done, what do you do? Practical tips on how to redraft, refine, and edit your story or novel
How to present your writing for publication: find where to send it, sort your layout, write synopses and cover letters, and get published
Explore a range of ways to write characters unlike yourself and vary a story's cast, while you develop new characters to take home with you
Everything from developing your characters’ voices and natural speech to layout and seamless attribution
Writing with fresh angles, new voices, unusual points of view, experimental structures and different styles
Explore what makes quality prose, from Angela Carter’s richness to Margaret Atwood’s restraint, and hone your own style
Move your characters and the reader easily in time & place, and deal deftly with exposition and back story
How to keep the reader reading – whether you’re writing literary fiction or a pot-boiler thriller
How to choose powerful locations, create action from the setting, write description with strong narrative purpose, and enhance your descriptive writing.
Explore how to balance the different ingredients of a scene and ways of approaching the “big scenes” in your story
Explore strategies and technques for creating powerful short stories of any genre, and extreme economy in storytelling
Explore magical realism’s features, whip up reams of ideas, and start writing your own magical realist pieces
How to balance suspense, secrets, and clues in thrillers, mysteries, and crime/detective fiction, and practical principles for structuring a story based on secrets
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Summer Saturdays, 10am – 4pm
Upper Wolvercote (North Oxford). There's free parking, a great bus route (#6), and beautiful canal-side walking routes.
The workshops start at £60 each; the more you book, the less you pay per workshop.
1 workshop £70 each
2 workshops £65 each
3+ workshops £60 each
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