What's It All About?
Write Start is a creative writing workshop in which you will arrive with an outline for a story and in a supportive group environment develop that idea using five of the essential elements of storytelling - structure, characterisation, conflict, transformation and dialogue. Whatever genre you work in - long or short prose, film and TV, theatre or radio - a good story is vital. There are tried and tested methods of constructing and telling a story that many successful writers use. And even when the writer bends the rules to good effect in telling the story, this can only happen when they understand the rules they are breaking.
It's a one-day course and it's quite intense. You will do a fair bit of writing through the day which will all link together by tea-time!
Should I Bring Anything With Me?
You will need to prepare an outline idea for a story, something between ten and thirty minutes. Make notes about it if you want to or simply come with it in your head. One of the first things we will do is talk about our story ideas with the rest of the group.