Workshop: Writing Stories for The People’s Friend

Led by “The People’s Friend” Fiction Editor Shirley Blair, this short story writing workshop gives writers the chance to learn from the experts and develop their skills.

Workshop: Writing Stories for The People’s Friend

About Workshop: Writing Stories for The People’s Friend

So many people say they’d love to be a published magazine writer but aren’t sure how to get started.

“The People’s Friend” short story writing workshops give writers the chance to learn from the experts and develop their skills, with hands-on exercises and advice.

Led by “The People’s Friend” Fiction Editor Shirley Blair, who can call on more than 40 years’ experience in magazine fiction, the day covers writing for the “Friend”, finding inspiration and developing ideas, creating strong characters, structuring your story, and practical tips.

10am: Tea/coffee and introductions
10.30am: Talk: Shirley Blair on writing for the “Friend”
11.30 am: Tea/coffee break
11.45 am: Talk: guest author – Kate Blackadder, a regular writer for “The People’s Friend” – on where to find inspiration and how to develop ideas
12.30pm: Exercise: Themes
1pm – 2pm: Lunch
2pm: Exercise: Creating strong characters
2.30pm: Talk: guest author on structuring your story
3.15pm: Tea/coffee break
3.30pm: Talk: nuts and bolts and practical tips
4.15pm: Questions
4.30pm: Finish

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Workshop: Writing Stories for The People’s Friend are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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