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Creative Writing – Creating and Developing Characters – GI 23 101 (Face to Face)

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2 March 2024 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm GMT

Tutor: Stella Stocker

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Date: 2 March 2024
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
£35.00 – £42.50
Reference Code:
GI 23 101
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


This course will appeal to both experienced writers and beginners; learn how to create and develop characters in stories, novels and memoirs. There are often also characters portrayed in poetry.  We will look at excerpts from established writers. What is it about them that makes the characters alive? We will have writing projects with feedback in a friendly and constructive setting and discussion of many aspects of creative writing skills. Optionally, bring work in progress.

Bring paper and pen and, optionally, some work in progress for discussion.

There will be a 1-hour break for lunch.



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About the Speaker

Stella Stocker

Stella has taught creative writing since 1982, for the Guildford Institute, the University of Surrey, the WEA, and various other bodies, including Richmond Adult and Community College at accredited level and writing for pleasure. Her classes emphasise individual development and the channelling of writing ability. She includes all forms of writing, short stories, novels, poetry, memoirs, travel writing and plays. Stella's courses are for all levels, and beginners are always welcome. Various aspects of writing are included, e.g. shaping short stories, beginning a novel, dialogue, creating characters, writing modern poetry, creating atmosphere. Imagination and craftsmanship are both important. A significant amount of time is spent in reading and discussing members' work in friendly and constructive atmosphere. There are writing projects and reference to the effectiveness of published works.


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