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 for details on current courses).

Our workshops take place on Zoom or in local venues, please get in touch or see our social media for more details of our current workshops.

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:
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:

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

Look at who we have worked with
Wirral Council
Liverpool Learning Partnership
Hope for the Future
Liverpool Libraries
St Helens Libraries
Curious Minds
Warrington Livewire
Sefton Carers
Sefton Council
Wilfred Owen
West Kirby Arts Centre
Liverpool Cathedral