2013-03-08 09:23:46 - Writer, journalist and creative writing tutor, Sharon Colback is giving her popular creative writing course at The Goodlife Centre, central London in April, 2013.
This course does for writers what the Goodlife Centre does for do-it-yourselfers. At The Centre they measure, cut and assemble, screw by screw, with expert help at each stage of the process.
Sharon does exactly the same in her creative writing course. Word by word Sharon helps you to build a strong story. She discusses what makes a character leap off the page onto your lap.
Dialogue is a writer’s and reader’s friend. It serves a multitude of useful functions in your story and you can make it sing off the page once you know how it works.
Plot is the structure on which your story hangs. A stool, a birdcage or a lampshade each has a shape and a core to its
structure. So does story. Plot is fun and if you follow a few simple rules, your story will hang together and not collapse under you.
By the end of this course, you should have a short story that, ok, you can’t sit on like a self-made woodstool, it but you can hang it on your wall for everyone to admire and perhaps even publish.
The comprehensive course covers four key modules plus an evening of presentation and feedback of your completed short story and includes some advice on what editors look for and tips for editing your work.
Lesson 1: Who’s who in your story? Characters and how to make them live
Lesson 2: Talk talk talk. Why dialogue is essential. Writing what sounds real
Lesson 3: Where are they? The setting for your story
Lesson 4: Plot. How to construct a strong skeleton on which to flesh out your story
This course takes place over five evenings in April: 6:30pm – 9:00pm.
Course Dates & Modules:
Tuesday 2 April – Character
Wednesday 3 April – Dialogue
Tuesday 9 April – Place
Wednesday 10 April – Plot
Wednesday 17 April – presentation & feedback of completed short stories.
Price: Usually £395. On sale during March for just £295.
To book this workshop, please visit Sharon’s own website for her Creative Writing Courses here www.learntowriteonline.com/