Intermediate Level Creative Writing Course (Ipswich)

This creative writing course is designed for people with a story to tell. It could be a true story from your life, an unfinished novel or just an idea that came to you whilst chopping onions last week.

The ideal participant is someone who already has some creative writing experience but feels that they would benefit from revisiting the basics in order to sharpen up their skills and move forward in their writing.

The course takes place over four Tuesday evenings in June 2019 and is hosted from my home in Ipswich (IP3 9TS).

Mai Black – Course Tutor

Each session lasts two hours including a fifteen minute break for chatting and refreshments. People usually arrive at approximately 7.15pm for a start time of 7.30pm. Sessions end promptly at 9.30pm.

The course costs £30, payable in advance. As soon as I receive payment, your place on the course is guaranteed. If the course is cancelled, you will, of course, get a full refund. Please note that I am unable to refund your £30 if you decide not to attend.

To pay, either ask for my address to post me a cheque or request my bank details via text (07943 068033).

Here are the topics for each week. Don’t worry if you have to miss the odd session, just let me know in advance.

4th June      Structuring your story

11th June    Making your reader emotionally invest in your characters

18th June    Weaving dialogue naturally into a scene

25th June    Practical reasons for writing and how to seek publication

For each session you’ll need to bring a pen, a notebook and (if possible) a folder to keep your A4 handouts in.

Homework is optional on the course but you may like to bring roughly one hundred words to share each week. To the first week, bring whatever you like – a short poem, the introductory paragraph of a novel or a one hundred word story outline are all good options.

Introductory Creative Writing Course – March 2019

If you’d like to know more, email me at and/or visit my website

If you’d like to chat about the course by telephone, it’s best to send me an email to arrange a mutually agreeable time. My phone number is 07943 068033.