Tuesdays 7 – 9pm

19 May – 9 June inc

£10 per session

Join Author Mark Kirkbride as he helps you extend your writer’s toolkit in a friendly and supportive online group.

This four-week course is designed for those with some experience of writing fiction who are ready to take their prose to the next level. We’re starting with “Atmosphere”…

All you need is a notebook (paper or IT), pen and your online ID! You supply the writing materials and we’ll supply to link to log into the session once we’ve received your payment for the session.

About the Author

Mark Kirkbride was educated at Kingston and Oxford. He is the author of two novels, with a novella on the way. His most recent work, Game Changers of the Apocalypse, was a semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Awards 2019. He’s written across a range of media, including narrative design for a game developer and creating content for an app, but he specialises in fiction. His short stories have appeared in Under the BedSci Phi JournalDisclaimer MagazineFlash Fiction Magazine and So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. He works as a Subtitle Editor in London and is also a Creative Workshop Tutor for the University for the Creative Arts.

www.markkirkbride.com

Always wanted to have a go at writing fiction? Stuck at home with extra time on your hands? Why not try this little exercise and see how you get on? It’s in two parts:

1. Describe a serious weather event. A blizzard? Gale? Flood? It’s up to you. But describe it from the standpoint of someone watching it from a window.

2. Now dramatize that same weather event from the point of view of someone out in it, experiencing it full on. What does it feel like? How does it assail their senses? Which ones? Why are they out there in the first place? Where have they come from? Where are they going? Who’s that person watching them from a window? Have fun with it. Keep going…

See, hear, feel, smell and taste the difference? The first version is reportage. The second is fiction, with skin in the game.

If you enjoyed that little exercise and would like to develop your skills further in a supportive online workshop, looking at such areas as genre, point of view, character creation, conflict, scenes, structure and plot, head on over to OPEN Ealing’s sign-up page.

Tuesday

7 – 9pm

£10 per session

Learn the key elements of the fiction writer’s toolkit and put them into practice in a friendly, supportive online group.

This four-week course is ideal for beginners keen to launch into prose.

All you need is a notebook (paper or IT), pen and your online ID!

Interested? Let us know and we can get the ball rolling.

About the Tutor

Mark Kirkbride was educated at Kingston and Oxford. He is the author of two novels, with a novella on the way. His most recent work, Game Changers of the Apocalypse, was a semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Awards 2019. He’s written across a range of media, including narrative design for a game developer and creating content for an app, but he specialises in fiction. His short stories have appeared in Under the BedSci Phi JournalDisclaimer MagazineFlash Fiction Magazine and So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. He works as a Subtitle Editor in London and is also a Creative Workshop Tutor for the University for the Creative Arts.

www.markkirkbride.com