Ever wanted to write for the “Friend”?
Fiction Editor Shirley Blair will lead the day, which will give aspiring contributors the chance to learn from the experts, and develop their writing skills with hands-on exercises and practical advice.
Topics covered will include:
- Finding inspiration and developing ideas
- Creating strong characters
- Structuring your story
So if you’ve always wanted to write for us, but didn’t know where to start, this is the workshop for you!
The full running order for the day will be as follows:
10:00 a.m. - Tea/coffee and introductions 10:30 a.m. - Talk: Shirley Blair on writing for the “Friend” 11:30 a.m. - Tea/coffee break 11:45 a.m. - Talk: guest author Kate Blackadder on where to find inspiration and how to develop ideas 12:30 p.m. - Exercise: Themes 13:00 p.m. - Lunch 14:00 p.m. - Exercise: Creating strong characters 14:30 p.m. - Talk: guest author on structuring your story 15:15 p.m. - Tea/coffee break 15:30 p.m. - Talk: nuts and bolts and practical tips 16:15 p.m. - Questions 16:30 p.m. - Finish
Tickets are £85.00. Click here to book yours now.
This event is part of a series held at the Scottish Storytelling Centre to celebrate the 150th anniversary of “The People’s Friend”.
Learn more about what’s going on throughout the month of May.