Upcoming Workshops


Global Words runs a host of workshops to help authors develop their craft, often in collaboration with organizations such as the Nottingham Writer’s Studio and Writing East Midlands.

Online workshops will be run directly from the Global Words website, and will include workshops on character, structure, self-editing and genre styling.

Locations vary, so please check the designated site!

 

Workshop:

Erotica Writing Masterclass. Saturday, August 1st, 10:00am-4:00pm

Have you had an interest in erotica writing for a long time? Or has the Fifty Shades phenonmon wet your whistle? Either way, this one day Masterclass will discuss the specifics of good erotica writing, and allow you to try your hand at various techniques in a safe, supportive and controlled environment (see, all words used in erotica writing!). You’ll leave the workshop with some of your own writing to work on, the mechanics of writing erotica, and an idea of where to submit your work once you’ve got pieces ready to send into the world.

To register: contact admin@nottinghamwritersstudio.co.uk

 

Workshop:

Now What? Self-Editing Your Prose. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm beginning September 9th, 2016. Nottingham Writer’s Studio.

You’ve done it. You’ve finished that piece of writing you’ve been sweating over. But is it any good? Is it well written? Does it make sense? Is every plot point and character growth moment where it needs to be?

In this workshop we’ll go through the nuts and bolts of self-editing, from spotting plot gaps to determining if your characters are static or dynamic. We’ll begin with a wide angle view of structure and character and narrow our focus down to line level work by the sixth week. This workshop will give you some distance to see your work clearly, and will allow you to begin the next step in the process before you begin sending it out into the world.

To register, contact: admin@nottinghamwritersstudio.co.uk

 

Workshop:

Starting to Write: Your First Novel: 1:00-3:00pm , Monday afternoons, October 19th-Nov 23rd at Waterstones, Nottingham.

You’ve got an idea, and you’re desperate to get it written. But you have no idea where to begin. In this workshop, run through Writing East Midlands, we’ll start from scratch. We’ll talk about your idea, who your characters are, and we’ll begin putting things together. Most of all, we’ll play and experiment, helping you to find your own style and voice as you learn basic elements of the craft. There won’t be any pressure or criticism. Just lots of support, guidance and inspiration.  Join us for a wonderful six weeks, and begin your writing journey.

To register, contact: Writing East Midlands http://www.writingeastmidlands.co.uk/writing-school/

 

Workshop:

Remembering Nottingham. Date TBD

This workshop, sponsored by the Nottingham Archives Project, will bring together the people of Nottingham to remember what Nottingham was. It will be a celebration of the rich culture, heritage and memories of the people who have lived in this wonderful city.

To register interest, contact: vavillasenor@globalwords.co.uk

 

Workshop:

Novel Writing Workshop: 1:00-3:00pm, Monday afternoons, February 1st-March 7th at Waterstones, Nottingham.

This workshop is for the second stage novel writers. You’ve got a draft, or maybe part of a draft. You have an idea of what you’re writing, but you’re not sure you’re headed down the right road. This workshop will help you further define your ideas, your structure and your character, while delving into specific elements of craft. We’ll continue the discussion started in the Your First Novel workshop about voice, point of view, style and arcs.

To register, contact: http://www.writingeastmidlands.co.uk/writing-school/

 

Workshop:

Now What? Self-Editing Your Prose. Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm May 9th-June 13th, 2016. Nottingham Writer’s Studio.

You’ve done it. You’ve finished that piece of writing you’ve been sweating over. But is it any good? Is it well written? Does it make sense? Is every plot point and character growth moment where it needs to be?

In this workshop we’ll go through the nuts and bolts of self-editing, from spotting plot gaps to determining if your characters are static or dynamic. We’ll begin with a wide angle view of structure and character and narrow our focus down to line level work by the sixth week. This workshop will give you some distance to see your work clearly, and will allow you to begin the next step in the process before you begin sending it out into the world.

To register, contact: admin@nottinghamwritersstudio.co.uk