*PRIVATE GROUP* Thursdays 6th June – 5th September 2024 - Twelve Week ‘The End is Nigh - Honestly!’ Creative Writing Course - The Ark, Turners Hill, Mount Lane, Crawley RH10 4RA

06 June 2024

Venue: The Ark, Turners Hill

Address: Mount Lane, Crawley RH10 4RA

Dates: Thursdays 6th, 13th, 20th June; 4th, 18th, 25th July; 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th August; 5th September

Time: Evenings 7-9pm

Course Number: ATH060624

Prices: £344 / £294 Concessions (e.g., senior citizens, disabled persons)

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

Class Size: Maximum 8 students (6 required for course to proceed*)

(*Once enrolled, should the course not go ahead and there is no suitable alternative course you’d like to transfer to, you will receive a full and immediate refund. Please note, PayPal refunds can take 3-5 working days to process.)

Format: In-class discussion, exercises, plus homework and in-depth critique, with the emphasis on reaching a completed first draft/ your editorial goals.

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

Description: This creative writing course is suitable for those with advanced projects on the way towards first draft completion, or who have a completed first draft and are now wishing to learn about the editorial process.

Course Outline: In a warm, fun and inspiring environment, we will continue to strive towards the major milestone of completing the first draft of your novel, plus, for those who have already done so, we will continue the editorial process. Considering you only started this course in January 2022, having the above milestones in sight is hugely commendable.

Each week, I will critique more of your work, and as a group we will discuss and read-out our latest pieces for five minutes, plus also discuss topical aspects of writing to ensure our skills and inspiration remain refreshed and engaged. Throughout this process, the nuts and bolts of the creative process will constantly be revisited, thus ensuring you produce your best writing possible.

Key strategy: this follow-on course will strive to ensure all students complete their first draft and begin the editing process. Homework will be critiqued as such, conveying how we can now begin polishing our work, making it tighter and as sparkling as possible.

At the end of this course, my aim is for you all to have completed your first draft and be well into the editing process, leading you towards having a completed second draft. And again, with hard work (plus doubtless many laughs along the way), there is no reason why this cannot be achievable.


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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Please select your course price from the drop down menu, then enter the course number (ATH060624), then add any special instructions (e.g. is this purchase a gift? If so, who for? / do you, or the recipient, require special access etc.), then click ‘Buy Now’ to be taken through to your PayPal account.

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

Thank you very much, as always.

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

Best wishes


Course Details

Date: 06 June 2024
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location: The Ark, Turners Hill, Crawley RH10 4RA
Cost: 344 / £294 Concessions
Sessions: 12
Available Places: 8
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