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.
 
 
To book or for further information, please email me.
 
 
Engaging the Imagination
Friday 25 Sep 2020,
10:00am-3:30pm
Day Course
Are you keen to write creatively but doubt your imagination? Are you already writing and find your inner critic prevents your imagination running free? Or do you have oodles of imagination, but are not sure how to tame it? This course aims to find and focus your imagination to get you writing. Set in a relaxed workshop atmosphere, the course will include a number of exercises aimed at relaxing your writing and releasing your imagination.
 
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 £55, non-refundable and payable at the time of booking.
 
 
Location - Online
 
Creating Fictional Characters
Saturday 28 Nov 2020,
10:00am-3:30pm
Day Course
Whether you are writing short stories, novels, plays or screenplays, this course will help you write characters that are unique and interesting with clear motivations. Through a series of exercises with feedback, you will learn how a story’s setting impacts the characters and how dialogue and action can be used to deepen your characters and reveal their relationships.
 
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 £55, non-refundable and payable at the time of booking.
 
 
Location - Online
 
Memoir Writing
Friday 11 Dec 2020,
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 £55, non-refundable and payable at the time of booking.
 
 
Location - Online
 
Novel Writing
Saturday 6 Feb 2021,
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 £55, non-refundable and payable at the time of booking.
 
 
Location - Online
 
Short Story Writing
Friday 12 Mar 2021,
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 £55, non-refundable and payable at the time of booking.
 
 
Location - Online
 
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