Category: Writing Workshops

You want free online writing workshops, or details about the ones I do in meatspace? That’s what all this is.

Disrupting Your Muse: Crossing the Streams (Part 2 of 2)

This term at Hendon Writers, we’re shaking up what and how we write. These workshops are ideal for writers stuck in a rut, writing stories about the same old themes, with the same old characters doing the same old stuff.

Today’s exercises draw inspiration from Romanitas, a photography exhibition by John Kippin. The collection is both a visual document of a specific period of Italian history (i.e. the fascist ‘20s and ‘30s), and a fascinating series of juxtapositions between people and place, making them fertile material for us writerly types.

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Disrupting Your Muse: Crossing the Streams (Part 1 of 2)

This term at Hendon Writers, we’re shaking up what and how we write. These workshops are ideal for writers stuck in a rut, writing stories about the same old themes, with the same old characters doing the same old stuff.

Today’s exercises draw inspiration from the BP Portrait Award exhibition (currently at Sunderland Museum), but you can easily adapt them to any images of people.

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Disrupting Your Muse: Twitter Storming (Part 2 of 2)

This term at Hendon Writers, we’re shaking up what and how we write. These workshops are ideal for writers stuck in a rut, writing stories about the same old themes, with the same old characters doing the same old stuff.

Last week, we created a social media profile for one of your characters. This week, we’re gonna dunk that character into a steaming vat of Twitter sauce, and see what they taste like.

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Disrupting Your Muse: Twitter Storming (Part 1 of 2)

This term at Hendon Writers, we’re shaking up what and how we write. These workshops are ideal for writers stuck in a rut, writing stories about the same old themes, with the same old characters saying and doing the same old stuff.

Today’s exercise is all about introducing your character on social media. Next week, you’ll bury your character up to their quivering jowls in some classic social media beef.

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