Teaching Creative Writing

I have been teaching at Bristol Folk House for three years.

New classes begin outside the Folk House at Amba House, Totterdown. for writers to write more stories and unleash their creativity. This is an hour long class packed full of exercises, motivation and ideas on technique so you can produce a body of work

It’s a privilege¬†to teach creative writing at Bristol Folk House.

I run a number of different courses there:

Introduction to Creative Writing – 10 or 12 week evening course

On this course, writers can play with words,  find their strengths, and try out writing in different styles. I cover writing short stories, poems, blogs, memoir and also non-fiction pieces.

My approach is to provide my students with a tool-box they can use after the course is finished. I give them pointers for keeping creativity alive and burning inside them and tips for dealing with issues about finding their voice and keeping going.

One of the main tools I use is free writing. It’s a timed writing technique where you set aside time to write. The powerful act of committing ensures progress. Creating a regular pattern is important for writers. All artists practice and writing is no different.

Short Stories and Flash Fiction – 5 or 6 week daytime course

On these courses we focus on writing short stories, really gettting to grips with this genre, reading widely and sharing work with each other. Expect reading, lots of writing and supercharged fun.

Day courses in Flash Fiction:

A high powered dash through all things flash

Half Day course on reading your work in public: Saturday 15th February 2020

Do sign up via the Folk House.

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