Waking Your Characters with Judith Allnatt
1 day course
Day & Time: Saturday 10am- 4:30pm
Date: 29th September, 2018
Venue: Waterstones, 1-5 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham, NG1 2GR
Cost: £75, £70 conc.
How can you kindle a character into life? Through practical workshop exercises, you will learn how to use visualisation, profiling, sketching and hot-seating to develop characters, learning a range of techniques that can be used again and again. We will also consider extracts from the work of established writers in order to reach an understanding of the use of objects and setting in discovering and illuminating character. Come with a character currently in development or form a new one at the workshop from stimulus material provided.
Suitable for writers at all levels.
About the Tutor:
Judith Allnatt is a short story writer and the author of four acclaimed novels: A Mile of River, The Poet’s Wife, The Moon Field and The Silk Factory. Her first novel, A Mile of River, was a Radio 5 Live Book of the Month and was described by Michael Morpurgo as ‘a novel of rare insight, exquisitely written’. Judith’s novels have been shortlisted for the Portico prize for Literature and for the East Midlands Book Award. Her short stories have been widely published in anthologies and women’s magazines, and prizewinning stories have featured in the Bridport Prize Anthology, the Commonwealth Short Story Awards, and on BBC Radio 4. Judith has lectured on Creative Writing for universities for over two decades. She lives with her family in Northamptonshire and is working on her fifth novel.