Workshops

Let’s Start Writing

Sign up now to join the Let’s Start Writing Workshop!

£20.00

Lets Start Writing

Taking your feedback on board I have re-designed the LET’S START WRITING workshop to include a chance to share your work with the group and get encouraging and useful feedback to help you go on and write more!

This online workshop spans over 3 weeks.

First Week: Monday to Saturday, I send you a daily email with a discussion, tips & hints, examples and a small task.

Second Week: You have time to write a short story and send it to me, I will then format (remove emails etc.) and make a document of all the groups writing and send it out.

Third Week: You have a chance to read everyone’s work before we have a text only Skype chat for feedback, words of encouragement, we can talk about what we loved, what we would like to have read more about and why.

I have specially designed the daily tasks to be done in 10 minutes.  Trust me… you will be amazed what can be achieved in 10 minutes of writing!

You don’t need any previous experience and all writing prompts will ask you to draw from your own life and experiences, so again, no need to be nervous about coming up with epic novel ideas!

What previous participants have said…

This workshop was exactly what I needed. The beautifully presented, upbeat and thought provoking emails sent every morning were a welcome bit of ‘me time’ after the school run. As a mum of four little ones, finding time to sit down, think and write is challenging but your short 10 minute exercises made it feel achievable and although they only took ten minutes, the ideas, inspiration and techniques will last far longer. I enjoyed it so much that this mum of four with no time on her hands has just signed up to the next stage!

– Emily Taylor

I had been thinking about writing but it can be overwhelming knowing where to start.  By day one I suddenly had an organised list rather than randomly going from one thing to another.  By day two I was able to face that blank page and the words just kept coming.  The freedom of just writing was exciting.  I loved every day of the workshop and was really looking forward to receiving the
emails and discovering my next task. The workshop was clear with guidelines and examples which made it all very easy and the fact that we only needed to give 10 minutes a day made each task very do-able.  I now have a clear plan on what I would like the outcome for my writing to be, and an abundance of lists to work from.

– Lesley Barlow

I loved the course. I am a total novice when it comes to writing and you have given me some really useful tools to get me started. I love a list and a mood board and would have never had thought to use these as a starting point and for inspiration for my writing. Thank you Nicola, through doing this course you have opened up my mind to viewing and approaching writing in a different way.  

– Sarah Bienvenu

The two short courses have been very enjoyable and very therapeutic for me. I was taken on an unexpected journey. You can’t get better than that!  I really enjoyed crafting the final story in the Let’s Start Writing course.  I would like to say a very warm thank you. I will keep a look out for your next set of emails on writing courses.

– Christine Grieves

Let’s Start Writing

Sign up now to join the Let’s Start Writing Workshop!

£20.00

Write Your Own Story

This workshop will work with the same format as the Let’s Start Writing Workshop but building on what we have already done and with the focus being on creative non-fiction and writing about your own experience.

Whatever you have been through, writing can be an amazing way to process and release emotions as well as helping others that may read your writing.

Every day you will be emailed some discussion points, ideas, examples, suggestions, prompts or top tips, and a task to complete.

Topics will include…

  • Creating a story from your experience
  • What to share and what to hold back
  • Using fiction to tell you story
  • How and where to share your story.

Write Your Own Story Workshop

Registration for this course is currently closed.

£20.00