Creative Writing Workshops For Adults

Creative Writing for Adults

Creative Writing for Adults

We run both beginner and intermediate creative writing workshops for adults at times and days to suit all (please see our Facebook page @readnowwritenow or email charles@readnowwritenow.org.uk for details on current courses).

Currently all our workshops are taking place via Zoom

Several participants of our courses are now published authors.

Our courses are informative but also relaxed and informal. Participants are shown examples from literature and can take part in gentle exercises and there is always time for people to ask questions or discuss elements of the course with Charlie and other course attendees. A worksheet is sent to all each week and Charlie will also share the worksheet on the screen during the sessions. Each session lasts for 1.5 hours.


Beginners' Course

Our beginners' courses are either 6 or 8 weeks long and participants learn the basics of story writing: how to get inspired; setting the scene; characterisation; plots; how to plan; dilemmas and resolutions; using dialogue, building suspense and tension and how to revise and edit.

6 week course costs £60.00 per person.

Here are some quotes from a recent beginners' course which ended in December 2020:
Fabulous course, content and tutor. I've learned so much and am putting into practice xx
Highly recommend, I have also just completed this course. Really informative, great content and delivered in a relaxed enjoyable way
Just completed this course most enjoyable and lots of information to help your writing X


Intermediate Course

The 6 week intermediate course moves on from the beginners' course to show a number of literary devices that can be used, and are used by successful published authors, to enhance stories, making them layered, deeper and more exciting to read including: Foreshadowing and Deus ex Machina; Parallel Stories; Creating an Atmosphere using Tone and Mood and Pathetic Fallacy; Motif and Symbolism as well as Contrast and Irony.

6 week course costs £60.00 per person.

Here are some quotes from a recent intermediate course which finished in 2020:

This is a great course to give budding authors the extra help to add layers of inspirational ideas to your up coming books. Charlie is very good at encouraging new Authors to really write books with all the tools /knowledge required to make them unique and hopefully memorable to their readers too. Thanks for a Super informative and inspirational course!
The Tutor is very enthusiastic and passionate about his subject. He actively encourages students to contribute ideas and opinions. He makes the sessions fun. My writing skills have improved massively as well as my confidence to become a published writer
This was an excellent course. As well as introducing me to important topics for consideration when writing, I feel I have made some friends and been able to share ideas. Highly recommended

We also run, in partnership with local library services, several Arts Council funded creative writing workshop projects for adults such as Write Time, Write Place; Hear I Am and Novels that Shaped Our World. Please check our Facebook page to see if we are running one in your area.



Write Time Write Place Halton book launch


Not got time to attend a course? Why not buy the book of the course instead?

New for Christmas 2020 is our “Writing Guide for Adult Beginners: the Gentle Guide on how to write amazing stories.”

Written by our creative writing tutor and author Charlie Lea, this guide is based on our 8 week beginners course and helps, in an easy to understand way, all the key things you need to think about when writing your story, including seeking inspiration; setting the scene; characters; plots; using dialogue; planning; dilemmas and resolutions; building suspense and tension, using figurative language and how to edit and revise.

Using lots of literary examples, helpful exercises and feedback from some of the adults who have attended his courses over the years, this guide will definitely help you understand how to write brilliant stories.

The cost is £12.99 and the book can be purchased on Amazon.

Look at who we have worked with
Merseyrail
Wirral Council
Curious Minds
ArtsMark
Warrington Livewire
Storyhouse
Sefton Carers
Sefton Council
Trafford
Halton
Wilfred Owen
Scouts
West Kirby Arts Centre
Williamson
Liverpool Cathedral
ACE
CWAC