Wednesdays 10th August - 14th September 2022 - Six Week ‘Get That Novel Started’ Creative Writing Course - Upper Norwood Library Hub, London SE19 1TQ

10 August 2022 - 14 September 2022

Venue: Upper Norwood Library Hub

Address: 39 Westow Hill, Norwood, London SE19 1TQ

Dates: Wednesdays 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st August, 7th & 14th September 2022

Time: Evenings 7-9pm

Course Number: UN100822

Prices: £159 / £139 Concessions (e.g., senior citizens, disabled persons)

Duration: Six weeks, with sessions held once a week for two hours.

Class Size: Maximum 12 students (8 required for course to proceed*)

(*Once enroled, should the course not go ahead and there is not a suitable alternative course you’d like to transfer to, you will receive a full and immediate refund. Please note, refunds via PayPal or Eventbrite can take 3-5 working days to process.)

Format: In-class discussion, exercises, plus homework and in-depth critique, with the emphasis on developing your own work

Age: 18 and above. (I am DBS checked)

Description: This creative writing course is suitable for beginners or writers looking for a fresh injection of inspiration, and is perfect for all genres and those wishing to write short stories.

Course Outline: In a warm, fun and inspiring environment, you will learn the nuts and bolts of the creative process and the necessary key ingredients – character, structure, discipline, plot, theme, drama, the creation of ideas, point of view, location, editing, rewrites, delivery, and the all-important strong, dramatic and satisfying conclusion that will leave your readers wanting more.

From the get-go, you will begin to produce work, sharing it with your fellow students to build your confidence (if you so wish, but highly recommended), critiquing skills and the necessary thick-skin all writers must have. And over the six weeks, you will develop a writer’s work ethic and discipline to make your goals happen, seeing remarkable results each day.

At the end of the course, you will have produced the first ten-thousand words of your novel (again - if you wish, no pressure), and be fired up to continue towards your end target.


Are there any course requirements? Yes, you’ll need basic written English skills to benefit from it. Access to the internet will make the sending and receiving of homework much easier too, though it is not essential.

Is previous creative writing experience required? No.

Are there any other costs? No.

Is there anything I need to bring? Your own writing materials – pens, paper, laptop etc.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on:

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(Should you not have a PayPal account, alternative payment means are available. Please email me and we can arrange.)

Thank you very much and I hope to meet you on a course soon.

It will be a pleasure to work with you on your writing goals.

Best wishes


Course Details

Date: 10 August 2022 - 14 September 2022
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location: 39 Westow Hill, London SE19 1TQ
Cost: 159/£139 Concessions
Sessions: 6
Available Places: 12
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