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!

 


Between the Sheets: Erotica Writing Masterclass. 

24th November, 2018 11am – 5pm. Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester, LE1 1WB

What makes for good erotica writing? What makes erotica one of the best-selling markets? How do you write it believably? In this fun, one day course, we’ll talk about crafting good erotica, and try our hand at writing it ourselves! We’ll talk about plot, character, and how to put the right words down to convey the emotion and physicality of the moment.

Go to Writing East Midlands for more details and to register.


The Short of It: Short Story Creation and Publication.

4th February to 11th March, 2019,  Mondays 6pm – 8pm. Waterstones, Nottingham

Short stories require a particular skill set, and they demand the utmost attention. Where do you begin? How do you know what to put in and what to leave out? How do you create a short story that leaves the reader desperate to read more of your work? In this six week course we’ll work through the particulars of short story construction, including character development, plot construction, and story arcs. Throughout, you’ll develop a piece of writing for your portfolio.

Go to Writing East Midlands for more details and to register.


 

Now What? Self-Editing Your Prose.

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm beginning September 9th, 2017. 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 2017 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