21st May - The Power of Place
Guest writer: Courttia Newland
Place is not simply the setting of your story - it’s the interaction of character, context, time, emotion and atmosphere too. In this salon with novelist, short story writer and playwright Courttia Newland, we’ll look at the many different ways that working with place can bring depth and complexity to your story.
This salon should provide fresh insight into the various elements that make up a story’s sense of place, and how they can enrich your fiction.
Tickets available at http://www.wordsaway.info/salons/2018/2/22/the-power-of-place
4th June - Writing Relationships: Love and Other Bruises
Guest writer: Julie Cohen
How do we write with truth, humour and clarity about human relationships; falling in and out of love, passion, friendship, emotion and heartbreak? In this salon with best-selling author and writing teacher Julie Cohen we’ll explore ways to write about the ties that bind us, the secrets that threaten to destroy us and everything in between. You should leave this salon with new ways to add depth to your characters and strengthen the human relationships in your writing.
Tickets available at http://www.wordsaway.info/salons/2018/4/writingrelationships
2nd July - Writing Ghosts
Guest writer: Jenn Ashworth
Ghost stories and Gothic themes offer exciting challenges for the writer, especially in how you can work with new points of view and strange perspectives to create a gripping narrative. In this Salon with novelist, short-story writer and creative writing tutor Jenn Ashworth, we will talk about writing the uncanny and the paranormal, and find out why it’s nothing to be frightened of.
Tickets available at http://www.wordsaway.info/salons/2018/2/22/the-power-of-place-5h7fr