For those interested in depicting characters and personalities in poetry, writing in the second and third person. Use friends, family, lovers, strangers, objects and emotions to inject verve and versatility into your writing.
Have you got a brilliant idea for a novel but no idea how to start writing it? Or perhaps you have a colourful character waiting in the wings but nowhere to house him or her? Perhaps you have always wanted to write but have never found the time? This is a tutored novel writing retreat for beginners.
This is a Tutored Retreat/Advanced Course for those with experience in lyric writing and composition but who wish to deepen and extend the range of their writing/composition. The course will involve a significant element of performance with newly created work being presented and performed each evening.
For writers with ideas and some experience, looking for some dedicated time to progress a longer prose project in a supportive and friendly environment. Workshops and one-to-one tutorials as well as clear writing time will help you move your novel forward.
Sometimes a poem stops short of where it could actually go. Straight to the Point with Jo Bell concentrates on honing and shaping your work so that it is memorable, true and has a real impact on the reader.
Have you got an idea for a crime novel but don’t know what to do with it? Have you started a crime novel and got stuck/lost, or need help to move it on? Have you finished a crime novel and need to make it better? If so, then this course is for you.
This course is for poets committed to exploring how inter-textual relationships open up possibilities for the development of their own writing. The aim is to produce a considerable amount of drafts and ignite unusual sources of inspiration.