Tagged: “creative writing”

Short Course: Writing Thrillers

Thursdays, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, on 7, 14, 21, 28 November and 5 December 2019 Birmingham and Midland Institute Thrillers and crime novels now outsell all other fiction, responsible for an astonishing 18.7 million book sales in the UK in 2017. They might be popular, but in a crowded marketplace, how do we ensure our thriller […]

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Short Course: Writing Short Stories

Tuesdays, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, on 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 October 2019 Birmingham & Midland Institute A five-week short course on writing short stories, whilst drawing inspiration and learning from past masters. The short story is a unique literary form, and one well-suited to current times. If you have ever considered writing short fiction, […]

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Short Course: Starting to Write (Prose & Scripts)

Wednesdays, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, on 11, 18 & 25 September, and 2 & 9 October 2019 Birmingham & Midland Institute A five-week short course on both the creative and the practical aspects of writing novels, short stories and scripts. You’ll create characters, plan plots and discuss dialogue as you write from scratch or develop work […]

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SOLD OUT Two-Day Short Course: Funding for Writing Projects

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. This two half-day course will look at what types of writing projects might attract public and private funding and how to make a good application. It will focus on funding from Arts Council England through their Lottery Project Grants scheme and their Developing Your Creative Practice scheme. The course […]

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Short Course: Creative Writing & Mindfulness

Tuesdays, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, on 12, 19, 26 March and 2 & 9 April 2019. Birmingham & Midland Institute   We’re delighted to offer this course again for 2019 after it was sold out, with a long waiting list, when we ran it in April 2018. The practice of mindfulness helps us to focus on […]

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Short Course: Playwriting

How many times have you been to the theatre and thought: “Actually, I could write better dialogue than this” or “I have a great idea for a play, I just don’t know where to begin”? If there is a playwright inside of you itching to get out, then this is the course for you. Playwriting […]

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Short Course: Creative Writing for Personal Development

It is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self – DW Winnicott A short course exploring life and what makes us human through writing and creativity. You’ll be guided through a series of writing exercises, with plenty of time for reflection and sharing your work with others. Mandy Ross is a writer, poet, […]

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Short Course: Writing a Page-Turner

‘They say it only takes seven seconds for someone to form an opinion of you. For a busy agent or publisher, you can probably cut that time in half…’ In a world where competition for our attention is increasingly aggressive, how do we keep out readers glued to the page, rather than reaching for the […]

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