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The Creative Writer

A four-week course with author and coach Dr Rachel Knightley, designed to take your writing to the next level.

By Alex Davis Events

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Thu, 29 Jun 2023 03:00 - Thu, 20 Jul 2023 04:30 PDT



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The Creative Writer with Dr Rachel Knightley

Thursdays 29 June – Thursday 20 July

What if you could guarantee for your writing:

– the inspiration that gets you started,

– the confidence that keeps you going,

_ the knowledge and techniques that support your story,

– and the time that will get from 'work in progress' to 'the end'?

Develop your technique and your confidence and narrow the gap between what you see in your head and what you see on the page with this summer introductory course to Dr Rachel Knightley's new programme, The Creative Writer. Designed by a published fiction and non-fiction author and qualified business and personal coach, The Creative Writer is the place to take your writing to the next level.

Dr Rachel Knightley is a fiction and non-fiction author, academic, presenter and writing and confidence coach. She has a background in directing and performing, and works with adults, teenagers and children in communication and performance – from confidence building, auditions and interview technique to fiction, memoir and speechwriting. Rachel’s new short story collection, Twisted Branches, will be published in October 2023 (the first, Beyond Glass, was published in 2021). She has written and presented documentary features for Starburst magazine, Indicator Films, Second Sight Films, Severin Films and presents The Writers' Gym podcast. Her non-fiction includes Your Creative Writing Toolkit (Green Ink Writers' Gym) and the GCSE Drama Study and Revision Guide (Illuminate/Hodder Education). She is a qualified coach (Barefoot Coaching/Chester University) and, in addition to her PhD, holds a LAMDA diploma in Speech and Drama Education, a PGCert in Teaching Creative Writing from Cambridge University.

– Group workshop sessions 11am-12.30pm Thursdays from June 29 - July 20

– Feedback on your work-in-progress

– Weekly video content with further exercises, industry knowledge and new techniques to try out in your own time or 'as live' in a watch group

– Full Voxer app support, allowing you to exchange voice-notes, text messages with your group and individually with Rachel between sessions.

– You can also request up to 6 30-minute or 60-minute 1:1s with Rachel, with 50% off as part of your group programme.

Earlybird rate available until 1 June.

There will be a maximum of six writers in the group.

About the organiser

Organised by
Alex Davis Events

Alex Davis is an established organiser of horror, fantasy and science-fiction events. He established and co-ordinates the popular Edge-Lit and Sledge-Lit events in Derby, with Edge-Lit now entering its eighth year. He also chaired the FantasyCon 2016 event in Scarborough, where Guest of Honour took in Joe Hill, Scott Lynch, Frances Hardinge, Derek Landy, Mike/MR Carey and Adam Nevill.