N4 Writing Group

N4 Writing Group
Meet alternate Mondays 
Eves 6:30pm - 8.30pm 
Dates 27 April to 13 July 2020 (inclusive)

Online via zoom

Price £120 for 12 weeks

If you are working on a specific writing project and/or want help developing your creative writing skills you might like to join a regular writing group. Improve your technique and benefit from the structure of regular workshops. I run a writing group on Monday evenings and (during the lockdown) we meet every fortnight via Zoom.

On the Mondays we don’t meet, you submit work to me (max 500 words) for one to one feedback via email which will give you the opportunity to explore your own methods and writing rhythms at the same time as receiving guidance and support. The point of the course is to give you the ‘space’, once a week, to write whether in a group or alone at home. Existing members of the group are warm and committed, work in various professions and range in age.

We generally begin each class by reading and examining text/s which illustrate the various topics. This will be followed by writing exercises. In the final part of the session everyone reads aloud from their work. This takes place in a relaxed, safe environment. It is also intended to be a fun, social setting where you can meet new people, write, and share your words with others. You will be able to write and receive feedback in a supportive atmosphere. Some of the subjects we explore are character, dialogue, conflict, pace, tension, point of view, different genres, writing with intensity, climax and resolution, irony and editing. We often work towards entering some short story competitions and recently members of the group have been enjoying some success.

If you would like to sign up or require further info please email:

Praise from current students:

This course makes writers out of all who take it. It gives you the confidence to find your voice then, when you've found it, the guidance to make it sing. Vanessa

Lucy understands the careful balance between giving us our creative freedom and crafting our work to make it stronger and more focused. Her classes are well worth it. Ben

There's nothing like being in a group of writers to help you find that 'hidden' voice beneath all the uncertainty and self-doubt. Lucy's classes are brilliant in bringing out the best in all present. Evelyn

With Lucy’s encouragement, I entered the Bath Flash Fiction Award and will now be published in their autumn anthology. Her comments are always insightful and helpful. Sophie

Ben is one of Lucy's creative writings students who was highly commended in The 15th Elmbridge Literary Competition, in 2020. 

Here's Ben reading from his story The Internet is Fun.