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Here are the three things you will need to bring with you to the workshop – a pen, a notebook and a desire to write.
Some of you may already have embarked on a writing journey, for others this may be the first time. But that doesn’t matter, we are all either beginning or beginning again each time we bend towards the page.
You already have within you oodles of stories that you may hardly be aware of but, trust me, they will emerge on to your pages in response to various exercises and prompts during the workshop.
For those of you who have not experienced writing with me in the past I would like to give you an idea of how it will work.
During the workshop we will write fresh first drafts. If you choose to read your work aloud to the group, they will listen carefully and then respond by telling the writer what was strong, vivid, memorable in that piece of writing. Because it’s a first draft only positive responses are appropriate – we want to encourage that first draft to grow and strengthen. Another important point is that all writing read aloud during the workshop will be regarded as fiction, in that way the focus is kept on the writing and it is a very liberating practice for the writer.
I’m looking forward to writing with you next weekend.