South Shields Young Writers Group

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  • "Once you establish your authority, you can take the reader anywhere." -- Chuck Palahniuk
  • "The way I write... I really let the characters do most of the work, they start talking and they just lead the way." -- Quentin Tarantino
  • "If you leave out important things or events that you know about, the story is strengthened. If you leave or skip something because you do not know it, the story will be worthless." -- Ernest Hemingway

Are you aged 14-19? Would you like to develop your writing with a professional author? Do you want your stories, creepy pasta or fan fiction to be published?

If so, the South Shields Young Writers Group is for you. Every week, we learn about a different aspect of writing, with three main goals:

  1. To improve our writing;
  2. To write a short story for a collection that we’ll publish early in 2016;
  3. To complete an Arts Award.

You’ll have the chance to work with an award-winning writer, and with other young writers from across South Tyneside. We aim to develop a strong community, with members helping each other outside of the sessions.

We meet every Wednesday, from 5.00 pm until 7.00pm, at South Shields Central Library. Each session costs just £3. And don’t worry if you have to miss a session — I publish everything we cover here afterwards (so even if you’re not from South Tyneside, you can join in).

If you have any questions, fill in the contact form below, and I’ll get in touch.

Hopefully, we’ll meet at the group soon!

James Whitman

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James Whitman is an author, a playwright, and a creative writing tutor. Away from writing, he has two kids (a quiet guitarist and a noisy ninja). James also sings in a band (badly), and messes about with pixel art (even more badly).

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