Bringing Your Story Idea To Life


An intensive and varied day of creative writing activities to help you progress an existing writing project or create original and compelling stories for page, stage and screen: from the first steps of planning to maximising the dramatic potential of your story. The course takes place in a beautiful barn setting amid farmland and is delivered by two specialist tutors.

From 09.00 Saturday 20th November until 17.00 Saturday 20th November

At Shimpling Park Farm Barn

Shimpling, Suffolk, IP29 4HY

Price £135.00 (Deposit £50.00 per person)

Organiser: Tom Henry, Shaun McCarthy, Alice Pawsey / [email protected]

While no previous experience of writing creatively is absolutely necessary, this is an intensive course introducing writers to ‘industry standard’ levels of key skills of storytelling and creative writing. 


Price -  £135.00 per person.  Lunch and refreshments included. Accommodation not included. (Stage and Page can advise on a range of accommodation available locally.)

A deposit of £50.00 is payable on booking.  The balance of  £95.00 is payable on 13.11.21.

If you need to cancel and let us know before 13.11.21 we will attempt to fill your place and if successful will refund monies paid less an admin fee of £25.00



The day features a mixture of tutorials, writing exercises, group work and presentation. Below is an outline of events, though these may be subject to change. There is a lunch break and regular tea and coffee stops!


Session One - Pitching your ideas. How to really hone the essence of your story, novel, stageplay or screenplay to get the very best from your creative writing.

Session Two - Bringing your central character alive. Asking questions of your character and answering them in their voice.


Session Three - Navigating your characters through the story. How to create a compelling mixture of people and plot to fully engage your audience.

Session Four - Meeting our protagonists. Everyone reads their in-character answers to the whole group, and we try to identify potential motives each character could expect to be driven by as a guide to how they would function in the story, as planned / informed in the previous session.



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