Courses
Life stories: adding to the tapestry
We all have stories, and they are all important. Without them, we have a gap in the fabric of our history and
culture. Each experience, each story, is another colour or texture that adds to the tapestry.

In this new wave of fascination with our ancestry, we are being connected to more and more names,
nationalities and cultures. The names and dates are important, but they leave large, echoing gaps. This
course is designed to help you to fill these gaps with three-dimensional memories that can be passed
down for generations.

‘But what if I can’t remember?’

That’s what this course is all about. It asks questions, offers triggers and suggests exercises that will help
you remember moments you thought you’d lost. If you want to include photos and letters, I can also help
with layout and printing.

The course also includes:

  • building a foundation

  • collecting your memories

  • tangible triggers

  • personal prompts

  • uncovering a theme

  • parts of a story

  • making them shine.

Your stories are waiting to be written, and who is better equipped than you to write about your life?
You have the experience, knowledge and memories that make you perfect for the job.

For more information, please send your contact details via the
Contact page.
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Other courses coming soon:

Fiction for kids

Contrary to popular belief, writing for children is not easier than writing for adults. A children’s story must
have the same elements as a story for adults – three-dimensional characters, setting, plot, theme, conflict –
but you have fewer words to make this happen. Writing for children requires a different, but overlapping, set
of skills. Kids are tough customers, but also a lot of fun. They ask questions and demand to be respected.
They keep you on your toes and help you to see worlds where there are none. They expect and deserve
only the best.

Once I have put the finishing touches on
Fiction for Kids, it will include the following.

  • Through the eyes of a child

  • Live like a writer

  • Finding ideas

  • Picture books

  • The essentials of a children’s story

  • Character development

  • Dialogue

  • Viewpoint

  • Tense

  • Show, don’t tell

  • Pace

  • Self-editing
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Short courses coming soon:

Self-editing

Dialogue

Setting

Characters

Plot

Writing style

Point of view
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To register your interest in future courses or other services you may like, please send your contact details
via the
Contact page.
There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a
thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest
exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy

– Mark Twain
Writing courses can often give you a sound foundation from which to build your writing. As there are so
many types of writing, I have focused on specific topics and levels for each.

Though many companies offer two and three day turnaround for a response, I feel that quality feedback
takes time.I expect that much of your writing will take deliberation and thought. This is how I approach my
feedback as well.

Quality is my aim.
“You might not write well every day, but you can
always edit a bad page. You can't edit a blank
page.”
― Jodi Picoult
“I'm writing. The pages are starting to stack up. My
morale is improving the more I feel like a writer.”
― Neil Gaiman
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                                         Ann Harth