Introduction to the Craft of Writing

13-14 October 2018, Bruton, Somerset, UK

Elementum Journal is delighted to now offer non-residential weekend writing workshops where you can learn skills essential to honing your craft. We look forward to welcoming you on what promise to be two days of first-class tuition in a warm and supportive environment. 

This course is suitable both for writers starting out and those working towards publication. To make the most of the weekend, we've kept the class sizes small so early booking is recommended.

On this weekend course you’ll learn about the essential skills needed to craft a story, be it for fiction, non-fiction or business writing. The workshops will include how to develop character, why genre is worth thinking about and how to handle narrative viewpoint. During the weekend, you’ll be looking at examples of technique, discussing different approaches to writing, and experimenting with your own work. 

The course tutor is Helen Shipman, who has over thirty years’ experience as a teacher of writing and literature at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Helen is a tutor for the Faber Academy and a director of the Professional Writing Academy.Most recently, she was course leader for an MA in Professional Writing.

Helen’s particular interest is in teaching the basic techniques of narrative fiction; she believes that writing is a craft that can be honed through practice and the development of technique. Her students have gone on to publish short stories, novels and non-fiction books.

Included in the weekend: freshly baked morning pastries, a welcome pack, lunches with At The Chapel, and selected special offers on additional courses. Refreshments available throughout the day. 

This course has limited numbers and will run at Caro in Bruton, Somerset.

Once your booking is confirmed we will email you with full booking T&Cs and further details. 

If you reserve your place with a deposit, the balance is due six weeks before the course date.



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Introduction to the Craft of Writing