Putting Pen To Paper About Your Life

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Everyone has a story to tell - or perhaps many stories. And your thoughts and experiences are unique. There has never been another individual like you, and writing down your memories to share with others can be satisfying and rewarding. So, give yourself permission to put pen to paper and share some interesting stories, as well as some tales of those everyday happenings that we can all relate to, and which make up the heritage of your life.

You may want to tell your whole life story and see your name in lights in Waterstones. Or simply put down a few random memories for yourself, or family and friends. But how do you start? What to include? And how can you bring the pulse of life to the words on paper or screen? It may not be as difficult as you think. Remember, we are all born natural storytellers. Children love making up stories and if you lend an ear to the chatter in any pub or café, you’ll hear people telling tales of the ups and downs of day to day living.

All the tools you’ll need are here. In an atmosphere of warm encouragement and gentle challenge, we’ll cover essential techniques, read some examples from published writers, and do fun exercises to develop your creative talent. By the end of the day, you’ll have a set of mini-memoirs to kick off your collection. plus the skills and enthusiasm to continue your writing at home.

Whether you have already made a start, or are a first-time, ‘never-written-a-line- before’ beginner, there’s plenty on offer to take your creativity to the next level.

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Feb 10, 2024 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Judi Goodwin

Judi Goodwin comes from a background of journalism and broadcasting. She regularly contributed to The Daily Telegraph and Woman’s Hour and was consultant houses editor for Ideal Home. She now...

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