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Introduction to Creative Writing

3rd September 2019 @ 10:30 - 12:30


This is an introductory course aimed at anyone who wants to have a go at writing – whether you long to discover if you really do have that novel in you or just want to put pen to paper and see where it takes you.

It is a friendly, relaxed and fun course, designed to ease you in to the writing process and bring you confidence as a writer. Over the six weeks we will cover the basics of storytelling; generating ideas, finding your writing style, editing and developing your craft so that you end up with a clear writing goal to pursue.

Each session will run from 10.30 – 12.30 with a fifteen minute break and will include a mixture of ‘how to’ teaching from me (nothing too formal), exercises and discussions. We will use a combination of individual and group exercises to get the brains buzzing and the words flowing!


Every Tuesday from 10:30 to 12:30:

  • 3 September 2019
  • 10 September 2019
  • 17 September 2019
  • 24 September 2019
  • 1 October 2019
  • 8 October 2019


£149. Limited spaces available. Please e-mail annielyons.writer@gmail.com for more information or to book. A £25 non-refundable deposit is required to secure a place.

About the tutor

After twelve years working in book selling and publishing, Annie Lyons’ debut novel, Not Quite Perfect, became a number one bestseller. Her most recent book, The Happiness List is an uplifting story about community, hope, friendship and cake. Annie wants to share her love of writing because she believes that creating new characters and worlds through stories is one of the best things in life.

Testimonials from previous course participants

‘What an excellent course! A friendly supportive atmosphere and truly encouraging for the novice writer.’ Susan Valdar

‘I came along to try and get into the swing of writing. I’ve come away with confidence, full of ideas and inspired to write my first novel.’ Alexis Bleasdale

‘Annie is knowledgeable, approachable and made each session interesting, informative and fun.’ Dani Payne


3rd September 2019
10:30 - 12:30
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Beckenham Place Mansion
Beckenham Place Mansion
Beckenham, London BR3 1SY United Kingdom
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