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Creative Writing Course

Tutor: Lucy Corkhill
Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton BN1 2LR
Next start date:  Thursday 27 September 2018  

**Fully booked**  Please call the office to be added to a reserve list and we will contact you if a place becomes available.

“Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time--proof that humans can work magic." Carl Sagan

Are you ready to create magic?  This six-week course is perfect for beginners and those who want to hone their writing skills. You’ll learn the foundations of powerful creative writing, explore writers who inspire you, and take away plenty of practical skills to develop your project further.

This is a participatory course. We’ll do inspiring writing exercises in class, and (optional) homework will be set. During the second half of each session, you’ll be invited to share your writing if you would like to. We are very much focused on creating a safe, inclusive space to read, share and talk.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who is interested in playing with words – beginners and advanced writers welcome.

What will this course cover?

Developing your personal writing project, whether it’s a novel, short story, memoir or creative non-fiction
Exploring writers who inspire you and breaking down “how they do it”
Building your skills as an observer – detective-with-notebook-style
Creating authentic characters your readers won’t forget
The building blocks of theme, plot, point of view and narrative tension
Scene setting – using filters to add extra depth to your writing
The editing process – how (and when) to use it
The chance to submit writing to the tutor for personal feedback on your project
What next? A look at options and ideas for publication, including breaking through obstacles to success using the tutor’s ‘Submissions Bootcamp’ model
Practical tips for integrating writing into your daily life so your project can grow
Plenty of inspiration to get you fired up and your creative juices flowing
The chance to share your work within a group – a fantastic way to build confidence

Please bring a notebook & pen/laptop. Hand-outs will be provided.

 

About The Tutor

After studying English Literature and then Creative Writing at University of Sussex, Lucy spent over ten years working as a journalist and holistic therapist while writing fiction late at night. Her short stories have been published in various anthologies, been placed in competitions and won awards, including the Bath Short Story Acorn Award. She also writes a column for the women’s writing magazine Mslexia, and is currently working on a novel. Inhabiting wild spaces makes her feel alive and inspires her creativity; she has lived on a 90-year-old wooden boat, in a house in the woods, and in an off-grid coastguard cottage perched on the cliffs.