Creative Writing Workshops London (CWWL) was established in 2017 by prize-winning novelist, Diane Chandler, and Stephanie Zia, novelist and publisher at Blackbird Books. Our workshop trademarks are:
Small groups: Max 6, with 2 tutors.
Interactive - a mixture of lectures, discussion and writing exercises. Join in or sit and listen. You never have to speak, or read out, if you don't want to.
Inspirational - suitable for beginners and for any writer who would like a creative boost.
Stand-alone - try a class and, if you enjoy it, you may want to come back for more!
Homework - Optional writing homework is set, you have 2 weeks to complete the task and email in for written feedback.
Our next creative writing workshop (open to all) will be:
Date: Thursday 1st April 6.30-7.30pm - cost £30 includes feedback on covering letter and synopsis after the workshop
Theme: Submitting - How? To Whom? What to Send?
So your work is the very best it can possibly be and you're ready to submit it to an agent or direct to publisher.
How do you go about it?
Agent or small publisher? Which for you? How do you find them?
What documents make up your submission?
What are the DON'Ts?
Rejection. We all get it. How to deal with it.
Our tips on how to write the covering letter, the synopsis and how to track down the best agent/publisher for your work. Stephanie has run Blackbird Books for over 10 years, she's seen every kind of submission and will be able to offer advice straight from the publisher's mouth.
Two fun exercises on using these techniques.
As a follow-up we will provide brief feedback on your letter and synopsis.
Feedback from our Zoom workshops
'Fun, collaborative and helpful. Much less daunting than I feared.'
'Wouldn't recommend if I didn't totally trust and adore Diane and Steph. They are a class act.'
'Can't tell you how much I enjoyed the first workshop and how fired up I was after it.'
'Has finally given me the confidence and springboard to write'
'Some great exercises to keep the creative juices flowing, as always.'
'A fun, safe and inspiring environment which has left me with a lot of food for thought.'
The image below used with kind permission of all participants.