The first summer workshop is a hit!

On Saturday 10th July, we ran the first summer workshop: Outlining: Techniques for Plotters and Pantsers.

Normally, we take a break during the summer, but due to popular demand, we have decided to trial a summer programme of online workshops, and this was the first.

Attendees gathered and learned the pros and cons of ‘Plotting’ and ‘Pantsing’, as well as learning how to outline through a series of exercises.

We hope everyone found it useful.

There are three remaining workshops:

Saturday 24th July, 12:30-16:30 – World Building: World building is an essential part of any story regardless of genre. Through a series of group exercises and prompts, you will learn the techniques necessary to bring your story world to life.

Saturday 14th August 12:30-16 :30 – Introduction to Horror: How do you write a scary story, or even a scary scene? How do you build tension? You will learn all this and more in ‘Introduction to Writing Horror’. Whether you are writing a horror story, or just trying to nail a scary scene in your book, this workshop aims to help you make it the best it can be by teaching you the fundamentals of writing horror.

Saturday 28th 12:30-4:30 – Writing Villains: Writing a suitable villain or antagonist for your protagonist can be hard. They need to be realistic, somebody the reader can understand, even if they don’t agree with them. This workshop seeks to help you develop your villain or antagonist into just that no matter what type of villain they are.Topics will include:– What’s the difference between a villain and an antagonist
– Types of villain.
– Types of antagonist.
– Techniques to develop your villain or antagonist

If you are interested in joining one of these meetings either as a guest or as a member, please email us: