11 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTCFree
Free creative writing group
Creative writing is a skill that can benefit people in multiple ways – whether you have aspirations to become the next JK Rowling, would like to write in a more engaging way to colleagues and clients, or simply enjoy journaling.
Every first Tuesday of the month, Becky Slack hosts an online creative writing group called Creative Circle which sees a small group of like-minded people gather together on zoom for writing exercises, text analysis, and storytelling. The writing ability of the group is varied – we have a mix of people who have never written before through to experienced journalists.
New members are welcome. All you need to bring is a desire to write, positive energy, and a commitment to being polite and constructive when giving feedback.
A typical Creative Circle meeting includes:
- High intensity writing exercises: writers are given a prompt, such as ‘describe an encounter with a stranger’ or ‘write about feeling happy without using the word happy’ and are given between 3 and 6 minutes to write as much as they can. Members are invited to read out their work afterwards, should they want to.
- Text analysis: We find inspiration in the words of others. We review texts for sentence construction, character development, descriptions of environment, plot progression etc – with a view to being able to edit our own work accordingly
- The Creative Hot Seat: Each week a member is invited to take the ‘hot seat’ and read out a small section of their work-in-progress
- Short story writing: Each month we take on a different aspect of a short story designed to help members progress with their own work
A private Facebook group is available for ongoing support and accountability. Resources shared during the meetings are also shared here, along with other useful information such as writing competitions, techniques for overcoming writers block etc.
If you would like to join Creative Circle, please register here.
You will be signed up to the mailing list and sent details of how to access the meetings. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Looking forward to seeing you there