COURSES - Day
Ruth Brandt is a Prize winning Writer and Creative Writing Tutor in Surrey. She runs Courses and Workshops in Surrey
Creative Writing Courses
My online day courses are suitable for anyone who wants to start writing creatively or those who want to develop their writing skills. The courses run from 10am-3.30pm. During the course you will be encouraged to write your own creative pieces, and feedback and encouragement will be based on each individual writer’s aims and ambitions.
 
I am always happy to consider running day courses on other creative writing topics or to run any of the courses on additional days. Please contact me if you are interested in either of these and if there is the demand, I’ll run a course.
 
 
To book or for further information, please email me.
 
tutor[at]ruthbrandt.co.uk
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Inspiration from Experience

Friday 14 Oct 2022,
10:00am-3:30pm
Day Course
Whether you are writing directly about your life or writing fiction, ultimately you base your stories on your experiences and those of others – the common human experience. This course will use life’s experiences as a source for your writing and will help you to bring them alive so that readers will want to keep reading.
 
Through written exercises, students will explore each of these areas and discover how to write a story which is short on words but long on depth.
 
There is no need to prepare anything in advance. All you need is a computer with access to Zoom video conferencing.
 
Suitable for all. Please let me know in advance if you have any additional needs.
 
The course price is £60, non-refundable and payable at the time of booking.
 
 
Location - Online
 
However, as life is becoming more expensive and difficult for many, I am introducing a number of ‘Pay What You Can’ places. If the cost of the course prevents you from joining or means you have to think about missing out elsewhere in your life, please contact me to take advantage of this policy. I don’t need any evidence and my strictest confidence goes without saying.

Novel Writing

Friday 9 Dec 2022,
10:00am-3:30pm
Day Course
Do you have an idea for a novel, but are not sure where to start? Are you working on a novel and experiencing problems? This course looks at how to approach writing a novel, structure story and address problems associated with writing novels. Set in a relaxed workshop atmosphere, the course will include a number of exercises aimed at clarifying your ideas and tightening your story.
 
There is no need to prepare anything in advance. All you need is a computer with access to Zoom video conferencing.
 
Suitable for all. Please let me know in advance if you have any additional needs.
 
The course price is £60, non-refundable and payable at the time of booking.
 
 
Location - Online
 
However, as life is becoming more expensive and difficult for many, I am introducing a number of ‘Pay What You Can’ places. If the cost of the course prevents you from joining or means you have to think about missing out elsewhere in your life, please contact me to take advantage of this policy. I don’t need any evidence and my strictest confidence goes without saying.

Short Story Writing

Friday 27 Jan 2023,
10:00am-3:30pm
Day Course
Ever wondered how to go about writing a short story? Or do you already write short stories and want to improve your skills? Through a series of exercises with plenty of feedback, you will explore the importance of character, setting, dialogue, conflict and dramatic structure in short story writing. You will develop skills in finding ideas and working with them to write complete stories.
 
There is no need to prepare anything in advance. All you need is a computer with access to Zoom video conferencing.
 
Suitable for all. Please let me know in advance if you have any additional needs.
 
The course price is £60, non-refundable and payable at the time of booking.
 
 
Location - Online
 
However, as life is becoming more expensive and difficult for many, I am introducing a number of ‘Pay What You Can’ places. If the cost of the course prevents you from joining or means you have to think about missing out elsewhere in your life, please contact me to take advantage of this policy. I don’t need any evidence and my strictest confidence goes without saying.

Memoir Writing

Saturday 11 Mar 2023,
10:00am-3:30pm
Day Course
Do you want to write about your life but have no idea where to start? Or have you started writing and feel you have lost the plot? This course will help you find a focus to your story, structure your memories and make them come alive on paper. During the day, you will write a number of pieces and be given feedback and advice on how they might be extended or improved.
 
There is no need to prepare anything in advance. All you need is a computer with access to Zoom video conferencing.
 
Suitable for all. Please let me know in advance if you have any additional needs.
 
The course price is £60, non-refundable and payable at the time of booking.
 
 
Location - Online
 
However, as life is becoming more expensive and difficult for many, I am introducing a number of ‘Pay What You Can’ places. If the cost of the course prevents you from joining or means you have to think about missing out elsewhere in your life, please contact me to take advantage of this policy. I don’t need any evidence and my strictest confidence goes without saying.
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