I hold occasional one-day workshops entitled KICK-START YOUR WRITING. If you've always wanted to write, but there's always a reason not to, this total-immersion day could be for you. In a small, supportive group setting, we find ways into writing through discussions, a variety of exercises and some guidelines on story structure, characters etc. Plenty of coffee, biscuits and lunch make the day go with a swing and while the focus is principally on fiction, the issue of setting words to paper/screen applies to other genres too. I'm glad to say that one of my former "students" found himself so thoroughly kick-started that he's now blogging for the Telegraph.
There are more details on my website, where you can download a PDF. Next course is on SUNDAY 31 JANUARY and a few places remain.
Jessica Duchen is a music journalist and the author of four novels, two biographies and several stage works. She writes regularly for The Independent and BBC Music Magazine. Her latest novel, Songs of Triumphant Love, is published by Hodder.
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