Alice | Creative Writing

Education

Alice achieved a first-class degree from Oxford and went on to teach at the Perse School and Eton College where she ran the ‘English at University’ course supporting boys prepare for Oxbridge interviews. 

Course Outline

  • Beginning 

  • Setting 

  • Plotting 

  • Creating Character 

  • Editing

  • Ending

 Creative Writing 

This Creative Writing course is designed to give aspiring writers the tools they need to create their own short stories, scripts/screenplays, poetry, and more. Covering all the essential skills, this course will help you learn how to create original pieces for writing competitions or publication—or just your own entertainment! Taking inspiration from the great authors of classic and contemporary fiction, we’ll learn how to write in a variety of different styles, structures and genres. The one-to-one nature of these sessions provides a unique opportunity for students to focus on what interests them most, to receive personalised advice from a published writer, and to benefit from intensive feedback on their drafts. Suitable for all age groups and ability levels.

Beginning

“I write this sitting in the kitchen sink.” ― Dodie Smith

Setting

“The house smelled musty and damp, and a little sweet, as if it were haunted by the ghosts of long-dead cookies.” ― Neil Gaiman

Plotting

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” ― Toni Morrison

Creating Character

“I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose.” ― Stephen King

Editing

“The writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.” ― Dr Seuss

Ending 

“Are there any questions?” ― Margaret Atwood

 

Course Length: Six hours 

 

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Courses can be booked and completed over the duration of the summer or concluded within a week.

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