For large or small groups, I have a large number of courses available. See examples under Creative Writing Courses and Screenwriting Courses.
I am available for lectures, workshops, or teaching longer courses. Please contact me for dates and rates, and for more information and details on any of the below.
These are some of the courses I have taught: they can be offered as one week courses, or broken down into shorter units.
From Autobiography to Fiction
Using experiences, memories, events from your own life as the basis for writing, whether fiction or drama. Learn how to transpose the raw material of life into writing.
Every student will have a considerable body of work by the end of the course, and a lot of useful techniques, ideas and starting points.
Writing a whole script in a week, from starting point to finish
Course includes: developing and sustaining an idea; creating memorable characters; strengthening scenes and heightening the drama. Intense workshops involving writing, acting and directing, ending in a performance of the work in progress. We will have workshops to present some of the writing.
Training Your Imagination
Exercises and techniques to sharpen and train your thinking; ways of using and strengthening your imaginative faculties more productively.
Writing For Stage and Screen
Thinking dramatically; creating memorable characters; writing evocative and sharp dialogue; relating scenes to overall ideas; giving a script shape and focus.
These are some of the Lectures I can offer:
From Readers to Writers
How you should plan and use your reading. Reading as a writer is a completely different process to the act of reading for pleasure or for criticism.
Strategies and techniques for creating powerful and evocative images, what Stanislavski called “shooting stars”, that can enliven your writing.
Starting a Novel
Ideas and exercises for motivating yourself, getting going, developing a strong start.
Becoming Your Characters
Ways of creating and sustaining character; creating a journey for your characters; identifying with them to the point at which they can start to create themselves.
I am running a course called Starting Your Novel. The course runs form Sat 26th June to Sat 6th July. I can promise a lot of fun, hard work and a lot of ideas and techniques to help you.
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You can phone the Skyros UK office on +44 (0)1983 865566 or email at email@example.com.
I’ll also be running a shorter Novel course on the Isle of Wight. Fri 4th Oct – Sun 6th Oct.
Welcome to The Grange by the Sea, a gorgeous Georgian country house with comfortable 4-star guest accommodation listed in the AA’s Best British B&B Guide.
Call Jenni at The Grange on 01983 867644 to reserve your place or visit www.thegrangebythesea.com.
If you wish to contact me please do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.