More Creative Writing with Emma and Helen
01 Jul

More Creative Writing with Emma and Helen

Have you always wanted to write but you’re not sure where to start or have you started writing and feel you need further inspiration, working amongst like-minded people?

Who would enjoy this course?
This course is suitable for those who came to Emma and Helen’s first course at Rheged on March 25th and also those new to their courses.
The day will be informal and supportive and an opportunity for you to be creative, developing your writing skills.

Emma and Helen will teach you:
  • How to use photography and music for inspiration
  • The different ways to write dialogue so that it sounds natural and realistic
  • How to use oral storytelling as a springboard for your own fiction writing
  • How to develop your characters’ voices
  • How to use the ‘ingredients’ of a successful piece of fiction to craft your own work
  • How to create realistic characters, dialogue and settings and use a variety of devices in your work, through the close analysis of published authors’ work.
There will be writing exercises throughout the day and you will have the time to develop your ideas and write your novel using the techniques you have learnt.

You will go home with a goodie bag containing work from the day and more writing tasks to inspire you and develop your skills.

Emma and Helen met while teaching English at an independent school in Cumbria. Both degree qualified teachers, they have 44 years’ experience between them teaching creative writing skills to children, young people and adults. They are passionate about bringing out their students' creativity and enabling them to find their voice and writing style.

This course is suitable for those who came to Emma and Helen’s first course at Rheged on March 25th and also those new to their courses.

It is for those new to creative writing as well as people with some experience who are looking to develop their skills.

It will take place in the Blue Room at Rheged, a large, calm, contemporary space that allows for creative thinking. There is unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits available and you will be able to help yourself throughout the day. There will also be scheduled coffee breaks to allow conversation with your fellow writers and tutors or time to continue writing.

A deli-style lunch is included in the price and will brought to the room. It will include a selection of sandwiches (vegan and vegetarian options provided), crisps, cakes and fresh fruit.

You are welcome to write on a device such as a laptop, or a notepad/paper.

10-4pm with half an hour for lunch and coffee breaks.
£70pp including lunch and unlimited tea/coffee/water/biscuits.
Maximum 20 people
Minimum age 16 years

01 Jul