creative writing

Marking time, making time

Marking time, making time

Ahh, it’s good to be back. I’ve had another of those hiatuses, where blogging, as much as I like it, didn’t quite get to the top of the stack of plates. That’s is a metaphor I once invented to explain to a friend why many (most? all?) men can only think about one thing at(…)

New Workshops for Autumn in Winchester and Gosport

  The days are getting shorter and the mornings colder, and the thoughts of children and adults everywhere are turning to new classes.  So I thought I’d mention the workshops that I’ve got lined up for the autumn. I’ve had the chance to put together a bonanza bunch at Winchester and Gosport Discovery Centres, and I’m very(…)

13 Authors in Search of their Characters: ‘Making Characters’ day at Winchester Discovery Centre

  Thank you very much to the 13 enthusiastic, hard-working, and lively writers who voluntarily spent 6 hours trapped in a room with me last Saturday – learning as much as I could cram in about characters for fiction. This was my second fiction workshop at Winchester DC (after my Flash Fiction workshop in December),(…)

Summer term Children's Creative Writing at Wells Bookshop: starts Thursday 19th April

Next week is a new term, and that means another chance for children aged from 7 to 12 to join my  Creative Writing course at P&G Wells Booksellers, Winchester. In an atmospheric classroom at the top of winding, creaking stairs, with a view of the cathedral and a cardboard Gruffalo looking on from the corner,(…)

Spring Term children’s classes at P&G Wells

It’s that time again: a new term, so I have a new Creative Writing course starting Thursday Jan 12th at Wells Bookshop, Winchester. Here’s a rundown of what it’s all about: It’s for children aged between 7 and 12, It’s a 10-week course (excluding half term) that runs from 5 to 6.30pm. The cost is £105. There’s a group(…)