You may have great characters, a brilliant premise and have done a ton of research, but if your language-wrangling skills and experience are limited, your storytelling will always be limited too. It’s the same with the imaginative work: learning to direct and develop your imagination, and knowing when and how to let it go off-track fruitfully, can make a huge difference to the quality of your writing.
In this practical, interactive workshop, based in part on writing sent in by participants, we will start by exploring “writerly yoga”, with ways to increase the mobility and responsiveness of your word-mind and sentence-building skills. We’ll move on to explore ways to stretch and flex your ideas and imagination well beyond the places they usually reach. We’ll play with examples and share experience; there will also be time for questions.
You should leave the tutorial with a fund of exercises and techniques to strengthen your writing practice and develop individual projects well beyond your old limits.
Assistance to writers on low incomes and/or from communities under represented in publishing:
We are offering a free place on each of our online tutorials and Q & A sessions for UK based writers on low incomes and/or from under represented communities in publishing.
Writers may apply for a free place on one of the sessions by contacting BPA with a short bio and a summary of their writing career to date.
Please click here to Contact BPA with your application and in the case of writers on low incomes, proof of financial eligibility such as: Jobseeker’s Allowance; Disability Benefit; Income Support; Working Tax Credit; Child Tax Credit; Proof of being a full-time student; Housing benefit; Proof of being a full-time carer.
All details will be kept confidential. Decisions on who receives the free places rest with the BPA team not the tutors.
This is a live session, but we understand that writers live busy lives and you may be away or something may crop up unexpectedly. For many of our sessions, there is the possibility of receiving a recording if you email us in advance explaining the situation.
Please note that the recordings aren’t professionally edited and may not be passed on under any circumstances. Copyright remains with the tutor.