First Time Writers' Wicked Workshop

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A one-day workshop designed to encourage new writers. Come and build confidence by trying different types of writing and expect to be gently challenged in a way that's stimulating and fun. Even if you suspect you don't have a creative bone in your body, you may surprise yourself with the quality of writing you produce. Have a go at finding ideas for stories, play with some poetry, delve into your life experiences for a memoir or two and by the end of the day you'll have acquired some essential techniques for your writer's toolbox.

Ideal for anyone drawn to creative writing but is unsure how to begin. Also for anyone with some writing experience who wants to learn new stuff with a group of like-minded people.

- Writing games to get the words flowing
- Busting your way through writer's block
- Tune in to your natural story-telling talent
- Playful poetry - making it easy
- Putting your reader in the picture by creating atmosphere and mood
- Good beginnings – tricks and tips for the dreaded first paragraph
- How to turn your life experiences into compelling narrative
- Create your own action plan on where you might go from here

Workshop leader Judi Goodwin specialises in helping people to access their creativity and has taught thousands of people to write more fluently and creatively. She combines a wealth of experience in journalism with a whole-person approach, using coaching techniques to help students overcome their personal hurdles. She has been a tutor at the Guild for over a decade and believes people learn best when they are having fun

What people say about Judi's courses

"This course does exactly what it says on the tin. All the negative thoughts are fading away. I now have the direction I wanted."
Heather Upton, Goostrey, Cheshire

"Using the tools taught on the course has caused lots of ideas to start coming out of my brain and onto paper"
Jane Howie, Macclesfield

"Really enjoyed it. I now know how to begin – and how to keep inspired and motivated."
Kathy Castle, Banbury

"Outstanding! I would love to do it again."
Cathy Roberts, Macclesfield

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Nov 20, 2021 10:00am - 4:00pm

About the teacher

Judi Goodwin

Judi Goodwin comes from a background of journalism and broadcasting. She regularly contributed to The Daily Telegraph and Woman’s Hour and was consultant houses editor for Ideal Home. She now...

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