What you'll do
Several attendees of our ‘Creative Writing with Bestseller Authors‘ workshop were keen to learn more, so we’ve created this second Airbnb Experience specially. It’s for you if: * You have attended that particular Airbnb Experience And/or * Are someone with a little (or even a lot) of writing experience who wants to kick-start a project And/or * Are stuck with an existing work and wish to fire your imagination and work towards completion. In other words <i> some</i> creative writing experience is helpful, but please don't feel you have to know it all! In this half day you will enjoy practical exercises with us (Sarah and Bridget), lots of discussion and sharing of ideas and tips, plus the same individual attention that we offer on our regular workshop, but the focus will be on taking your writing to the next level. We'll provide: • Creating emotional tension – writing a scene that ends with a seduction, an argument or achievement • Fighting clichés – using your unique voice to create pictures in the reader’s mind • Starting in the right place • How to give a story that unputdownable quality • An insider’s take on the UK publishing industry • A look at the opportunities that self-publishing can offer Do ask if there’s anything particular you’d like included. In addition we’ll give face-to-face feedback on up to 2000 words. See 'What Guests Should Bring' for details.
I'm Sarah Rayner, author of five novels including the international bestseller, One Moment, One Morning, which is set in Brighton, where I live and work. In 2014 I published Making Friends with Anxiety which grew into a non-fiction series with a very substantial on-line following. I have sold over 500,000 books worldwide, but my first foray into fiction was writing short stories for women's magazines. I'm currently working on my sixth novel. My co-host is Bridget Whelan, whose career was kick-started when she won $4000 in an international story competition. She has an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths College and lectures in the subject. Should either one of us be unable to attend, another bestselling author will step in. My husband, Tom, a chef, will provide home-cooked food.
Lunch is made by Tom, my chef husband, using seasonal ingredients. In summer we will have quiche or similar and salads; in…
We will provide exercises, handouts, recycled paper to write on and pens.
Where you'll be
The writing workshop will be held our charming period home in central Brighton, which is 8 minutes walk from the station. If it's warm enough we will sit in our secluded south-facing patio; if not we will be indoors around the dining table in our cosy living room with its open fire. Tom and I have been Airbnb hosts for three years and in that time have hosted over 200 guests. We are delighted to be opening our doors to those who enjoy writing to
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. This workshop is designed for those who have done SOME creative writing before - either on our previous 'Creative Writing with Bestseller Authors' workshop, or on another course, or because they are already…
We will start at 12 noon prompt, but do come up to 15 minutes ahead if you would like time to settle. If you have any special requests for areas you'd like to cover, concerns or questions, please message beforehand. We want everyone to enjoy the workshop and look forward to welcoming you
Writing Fiction with Bestselling Authors
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