I just want to pass on how much I enjoyed the memoir writing class and particularly the assistance I have got from David. He has really helped me open up and recall lots about my childhood that is important but I had forgotten. I am so excited to be able to put pen to paper more confidently than ever before. I look forward to being in David’s class again soon so I can keep improving. He has a lovely manner and gently gets to the bottom of what is important to write about.
I chose Ed’s class because I wanted the discipline of 8 weeks of writing focus and to hook up with the local writing community. I got so much more than that. Ed is a genuinely generous teacher, a little quirky and incredibly knowledgeable. I loved our discussions, the challenge of the writing exercises and the guest workshops with successful published writers. I simply can’t wait until next term. I will definitely be back!!
I thoroughly enjoyed the beginners writing course run by Ed Wright. In a supportive and relaxed atmosphere, I quickly learnt some basic building blocks of writing that years of reading about writing and personal dabbling hadn’t taught me. I am now more confident in working at my own writing.
The Advanced Novel Workshop really helped me to get valuable feedback on an early draft of my novel. I found workshopping in this environment allowed me to reflect on other participant’s input and how their suggestions may improve my work. Wendy’s practical advice was invaluable and will benefit my manuscript.
Writing is such a solitary task, to share work with open minds at these workshops is a wonderful motivator, educator and inspiration. Without a doubt the manuscript takes a stronger shape as a result of these classes.
I started with the beginners’ class last year, and enjoyed it so much I’m now in my third term with The Creative Word Shop. Wendy James has been an inspiring teacher; she’s down to earth and always helpful. I started just for something to do – looking for a creative outlet. Now I’m starting to have confidence that I could write something people might actually enjoy reading, and that’s all because of Wendy and the great group of supportive students in the class. If you’ve ever wondered if you could write, I highly recommend taking a class with The Creative Word Shop to learn some skills, boost your confidence and get inspired!