Alice Jolly says "Freewriting is a vital tool for total beginners but is equally useful for more experienced writers. Anyone can do it, anywhere. It cures writer’s block and perennial procrastination. It silences even the most vicious inner critic. Just keep freewriting for a few months and you may find you’ve written a novel. Come along and learn how to do it."
She will be holding a four piece workshop where she will take you through the steps of becoming a novelist, playwright or a screenplay writer! The four workshops will be Free Writing - 11:30-12:30 - Workshop tent 3 and Structure - 13:00-14:00 - Workshop tent 3 on Saturday. Making a Scene - 11:30-12:30 - Workshop tent 2 and Re-writing - 13:00-14:00 - Workshop tent 2 on Sunday!
So you’ve written your story but you know that it doesn’t quite work. You need to re-write – but how do you build on what you’ve got? This workshop will teach you a range of simple editing techniques. We’ll look at detail, viewpoint, verbs and what ‘showing not telling’ actually means. Prepare to turn ordinary paragraphs into writing which is extra-ordinary and memorable!
Alice Jolly is a novelist and playwright. She has won the Pen Ackerley Prize for memoir and also the V.S.Pritchett Prize awarded by the Royal Society of Literature. She teaches creative writing on the Mst at Oxford University and her fourth novel ‘Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile’ was published by Unbound in June 2018.