Novelists' Survival Group taster

Chalk the Sun creative writing
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Novelists' Survival Group taster:

A chance to try out these monthly workshops with Ardella Jones, comic writer and crime novelist, and guest novelists who will be workshopping extracts and trouble shooting problems on first Monday each month from 6 June 2016.

A series of monthly workshops. Ongoing, join any time.Sign up and pre-book 5 sessions over 8 months or 10 sessions over 14 months. A flexible option ideal for busy people who want focus for their creative writing. You get to experiment with different forms and ideas in a small relaxed group with a different topic each month plus sharing of work and critiique of your work in progress. We do group and individual exercises and textual analysis as well as reading and work shopping of students' writing. Perfect for writers who are engaged on longer projects such as novels, travelogues or memoirs but would like advice and criticism from our team of writers, editors and producers; we can refer your work to the right expert. The Monday sessions are particularly appropriate for novelists and we expect students to have written at least 40,000 words of their project. Learn new techniques, share your work, get professional feedback [written and verbal] and receive inspirational tuition in between writing at home. Email support between workshops.

A 1000 word exract and 1000 words synopsis must be submitted in advance by potential course members.

Additional entry requirements

A willingness to share your novel and 40,000 words completed

Course info
Start Date: Mon 03rd April 2017
APRIL 2017
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MAY 2017
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London, SW19 2EU


7:00pm - 9:30pm


2.5 hours


Part time evening


No Qualification


Beginner IntermediateAdvanced

Class size:

Max size:10

From: £30

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Excellent support for writers
5 5
Novelists' Survival Group taster (Booked online with Hotcourses)
by Barry - March 2017

I found it a valuable and enjoyably informal way of progressing my writing.

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Fab writing class
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Writers' Room creative writing Taster (Booked online with Hotcourses)
by Sona - March 2017

Tucked away in a tooting corner is a great writing workshop which wets your literary aspirations and churns up creative juices

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One on one
5 5
creative writing 121 developmental tutorials (Booked online with Hotcourses)
by Patrick - November 2015

Ardella is a conscientious and thorough teacher. She worked hard on the material I sent and had some excellent points for me to absorb. Her review of my work was highly critical, but I felt it was all constructive, and it was delivered in a sympathetic, encouraging and sensitive way. She spent a great deal of time with me and I felt I really got my money's worth.

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