Starting to Write

Overcoming the initial hurdles

Monday December 3rd - Saturday December 8th 2018

The Hurst

What are the biggest challenges for new writers and how do we go about overcoming them? Writing together in a supportive atmosphere, we’ll look at techniques that will help you with common obstacles, such as finding the time in the first place, to dealing with writer’s block, to filling the first few pages. Demanding and hugely enjoyable, this course will make a real difference to you as a writer.

Single room price: £800 

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The Hurst

The Hurst is a place you can write, far away from daily distractions. The house and gardens, surrounded by the forest-covered Shropshire Hills, were the former home of playwright John Osborne.

THE COURSE AT A GLANCE

Monday

Arrive late afternoon, settle in, enjoy dinner and the tutors’ introduction to the week in the evening.

Tuesday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. Tutors read from their work in the evening.

Wednesday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. In the evening a guest speaker joins the group.

Thursday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. You are free to spend this evening as you wish.

Friday

Tutors lead the final workshops in the morning. In the evening everyone gets together to share and celebrate their work.

Saturday

The week comes to a close after breakfast. Have a tissue handy to say your farewells to the group.

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