Story Factory at Shambellie: Writer’s block, multi-writing and generating new ideas, July 2019

Do you suffer from writer's block? Need some help coming up with new ideas? And what on earth is multi-writing?! Participants at our sell-out workshop were about to find out ... It had been a sunny week to say the least, with the year's hottest temperatures so far recorded only a couple of days earlier. … Continue reading Story Factory at Shambellie: Writer’s block, multi-writing and generating new ideas, July 2019

How to Write a Short Story in One Day: Short Story Factory at Shambellie House, June 2019

Could you write a short story in one day? Participants at our sell-out writing workshop were ready to give it a go! Read on to find out how they got on ... After a week of mixed weather, Saturday 1st June dawned bright and calm, ready for the first ever Short Story Factory workshop. Shambellie … Continue reading How to Write a Short Story in One Day: Short Story Factory at Shambellie House, June 2019

One to One: How to get the most out of a discussion about your writing

If you've ever daydreamed about attending a creative writing retreat (or if you've been lucky enough to go on one!), you'll be familiar with the term "one-to-one tutorial". These are usually with an experienced writer/tutor, and can be a fantastic opportunity to advance your writing. But let's face it: for those of us who don't … Continue reading One to One: How to get the most out of a discussion about your writing

Writing about Place: The importance of setting in your fiction/non-fiction

If I asked you to pick your favourite book - the one that sticks out most in your mind - what would it be? A literary classic, something funny, a tearjerker, or a board book from your childhood days? I'm terrible at answering this question - not because I don't have¬†favourite books, but because my … Continue reading Writing about Place: The importance of setting in your fiction/non-fiction