Saturday 24th August 2024 - One Day ‘Write A Complete Story’ Workshop - Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent

24 August 2024

Venue: Turner Contemporary

Address: Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG

Date: Saturday 24th August 2024

Time: 10am - 5pm

Workshop Number: TC240824

Price: £47 standard / £42 concessions (senior citizens/disabled persons)

Duration: 7 hours, including lunch/coffee breaks

Class Size: Maximum 20 students (8 required for workshop to proceed)*

Format: In-group discussion & writing exercises with comprehensive accompanying notes and worksheets..

Age: all ages, though 16s and under to be accompanied by an adult.

(I am DBS checked)

This creative writing workshop is suitable for beginners, writers with projects underway or those looking for a fresh injection of inspiration. It is perfect for all genres and also those wishing to write short stories.

Workshop description: Whether new to creative writing or a seasoned author, this workshop focuses on exploring and practising (via writing exercises) the key ingredients necessary to bring together to write a full, rich and compelling story, to make your writing sparkle and to deliver the very best reader experience possible.

No matter your chosen genre (be it crime, sci-fi, romance, a biography), the lessons taught will allow your writing to form the deep bonds and connections required to hook your reader and keep those pages turning, creating a delicious momentum as your story builds towards its conclusion.

In fiction writing, we’re creating a literary experience relevant to the genre in which we’re writing. Our readers want escapism; they want to be entertained, gripped, thrilled, moved emotionally (again, relevant to our chosen genre). And so, by learning the techniques and triggers to deliver that, we will be well on our way to creating truly memorable work.

You don’t need to have a story idea to participate, as I can supply, via a host of prompts, numerous scenarios to get you creating. And this workshop develops that idea through the day via the afore-mentioned writing exercises, until, by the end of the day, you will have created your very own story via a solid, definable structure featuring a protagonist, a location, a set up, a plot twist and an ending.

With comprehensive accompanying notes, this workshop makes for a wonderfully creative, insightful and inspiring day that will take your writing to the next level. And there’s nothing like being in the company of fellow-creatives to inspire you to achieve your writing goals.

The key elements featured:

The morning session - 10am-1pm:




Dramatic event

Lunchbreak - 1-2pm approx. (timings are flexible.)

The afternoon session - 2-5pm:

Reaction to dramatic event

Build-up toward the conclusion

Plotting, plot twists, pace & the best reader experience


Strong, dramatic, fulfilling conclusion.

The goal of the workshop: to be a thoroughly interactive and great fun day of learning, at the end of which you will have written from scratch, or completed, a story.


“Such an exciting day which really kickstarted my writing. And so much fun!” Sarah, Oxford.

“This workshop is a game changer. It opened my eyes to everything that’s required to write a full, rich novel. I tend to procrastinate, so the intensive nature of this day really helped me. Superb!’ Ryan, Bromley.

“I’m a beginner, so the best part for me was coming away with a check-list reminder of what I should include: structure, plot, drama, narrative, dialogue, descriptions etc. Highly recommend this, and Dominic’s enthusiasm is infectious.” Zelda, Chislehurst

“I love the film-like pre-production work we did as a group, building our characters and plots as we went, which sparked wonderful backstories. Thank you so much, Dominic.” Deepika, Wandsworth.


Are there any session requirements? Yes, you’ll need basic written and spoken English skills to benefit from it.

Is previous creative writing experience required? No.

Are there any other costs? No, unless you wish to buy food or refreshments on the day.

Is there anything I need to bring? Just your own writing materials – pens, paper and/or laptop etc.

And for any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on

Thank you for reading and I hope to work with you on your writing goals.

Best wishes & happy writing!


Dominic Canty

Course Details

Date: 24 August 2024
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG
Cost: 47 / £42 concessions
Sessions: 1
Available Places: 20
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