Writing the Wild: Creative and Narrative Non-fiction That Bites
Come and join a five week workshop to help you write the most evocative Creative Non-Fiction of your life. Using a unique structure the five week/ten hour synchronous programme covers five crucial aspects of writing compelling, satisfying and interesting creative and narrative non-fiction:
Week 1. Finding your voice, finding your story:
How to get started on a new piece of writing
Week 2. Writing from the gut:
How to get that initial draft down on the page
Week 3. Writing from the head:
How to uncover the ‘story’ you really want to tell
Week 4. Writing from the heart:
How to edit and revise so that your prose goes deeper still, and takes the reader with you
Week 5. Nailing the openings and endings, and finding a title that sings:
How to draft a compelling opening, land those last few lines, and find a title that does plenty of the heavy lifting!
Whether you’re writing memoir, life-writing, nature, travel, ekphrastic or historical prose this workshop will provide space to explore, develop and deepen your non-fiction writing. With supportive opportunities to share and get feedback on work-in-progress, these are affordable and accessible sessions from an award winning writer and facilitator, of thirty years experience.
Will I have a chance to share my work?
There will be regular chances throughout the five weeks to share work-in-progress and receive constructive and supportive feedback in the group. (Guidance on how to give and receive feedback will be sent before the five weeks begins.)
Sunday November 6: 10 AM – 1 PM EST / 3 PM – 5 PM BST
Sunday November 13: 10 AM – 1 PM EST / 3 PM – 5 PM BST
Sunday November 20: 10 AM – 1 PM EST / 3 PM – 5 PM BST
Sunday November 27: 10 AM – 1 PM EST / 3 PM – 5 PM BST
Sunday December 3: 10 AM – 1 PM EST / 3 PM – 5 PM BST
(see below for a time zone map)
Electra Rhodes is an archaeologist who lives in Hertfordshire. Her prose has been widely anthologised and placed in more than eighty competitions. As one of The London Library’s ‘Emerging Writers’ for 2022/23 she’s writing an intersectional biography of the British landscape. Her hybrid family/nature memoir, ‘My Family & Other Folklore’ was longlisted for the 2021 Nan Shepherd Prize and is on submission. She teaches creative writing for a range of festivals and organisations both online and face to face, and has just begun mentoring new and emerging authors to publication. Find her onTwitter @electra_rhodes