In April 2017 I was privileged to be invited by Sonia and David Elton to be Writer in Residence at the Walled Garden Baumber and run a series of creative writing workshops in this inspirational setting. I enjoyed a balmy summer working with creative and talented people, many of whom were new to creative writing, and I am delighted to be able to showcase some of the work they produced in this anthology. #amwriting #Writingcourses #tedstanley #shortstories #books
Watch the latest Episode of BILLBOARD on Estuary TV, tonight (Thursday) at 9.30pm and repeated on Saturday. Or you can view it anytime from Friday at www.billboardtv.uk Featured on this months programme: an interview with best selling writer Val Wood, highlights of the Heads Up festival, Turn and Face the Strange the story of music legend Mick Ronson, The RSC's tour of Julius Caesar for 7-13 year olds, a review of the Oscar nominated films and new book releases and music from
A new session of these popular workshops starts on Thursday 3rd August 2017 MORE DETAILS I'm really enjoying Ted Stanley’s Creative Writing Course. It’s challenging, stimulating, interesting, and good fun.' ‘The tips for generating story ideas are brilliant.' 'The two-hour session flies by. Can't believe four of the six classes have gone already. I hope more are planned in the pipeline?’ 'Can we write it? Yes, we can. Inspiring, helpful, extremely intensive ( Phew!) course.
Despite the miserable weather, the Walled Garden looked beautiful today, the plants and trees refreshed by the recent rain. As we snuggled down in Sonia's woolly blankets with a hot cuppa from the cafe, the creative juices soon started to flow. Today we looked at the structure of stories including the three-act structure. We considered the elements that should be included in Act 1 and worked on the openings of the stories we had chosen from last week's exercise in generating