A Writing Life…Teaching & Learning
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A Writing Life…Teaching & Learning

What’s been going on over here at Creative Writes?  Well, quite a lot in fact! Welcome back to the Creative Writes blog, I thought I would give you a quick update… Getting back to the writing… As I often say when I am asked what I am writing, the truth is that I find it...

Writing With Gratitude
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Writing With Gratitude

I have altered the theme of this post several times over the past few days. It didn’t feel right – until I wrote alongside my student this morning. We worked on free flow exercises such as; ‘I’m thinking of’ and ‘I want.’  As always, the free flows helped me to focus and to learn about...

Unfinished Stories
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Unfinished Stories

This month, I’ve been thinking about the power of unfinished stories… The stories we write, the stories we think, the stories we speak, the stories we hear, the stories we read and the stories we wish to believe. These are all treasures for writers, aren’t they? We can weave all of these stories into our...

A Letter to Creative Writes
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A Letter to Creative Writes

I recently received this letter from a Creative Writes Workshop participant. It has been shared with her kind permission. This letter is written from the heart and I don’t think it needs any further explanation. I hope you enjoy reading it… Dear Nichola, The topic of your post has reminded me that I still haven’t...

So, what happens in a creative writing course?
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So, what happens in a creative writing course?

I am often asked what exactly goes on in a creative writing course. There are Creative Writing Courses going on all around London but I like to think that the Creative Writes Workshops are a little different… Nestled in a quiet, inspiring corner of Muswell Hill, small groups of writers have been gathering for Creative...

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Finding the creative writing connection…

What I mean is this – there is a difference between creative writing and creative writing with a connection. The good news is that this creative writing connection can be nurtured. It can be nurtured within us, by reading and savouring words, by developing our interest and passions, by knowing what we like, what we...

Give me space! The Creative Writing Challenge…
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Give me space! The Creative Writing Challenge…

“Creative Writing? I’m too busy!” Finding space to write, even in your head… Hello, how’s January going for you so far? Over here at Creative Writes, we are continuing work on the new website and planning the ongoing programme of creative writing workshops for Muswell Hill, North London, N10 which is really exciting. Do you...

THE MAIN THING IN LIFE IS TO…
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THE MAIN THING IN LIFE IS TO…

  “The main thing in life is to swim …”  A Care Home Participant, during a recent poetry reading workshop. Hello,    I was inspired by the above quote from a resident at a care home during one of my poetry reading workshops – Read Aloud, for C&C Housing Trust. That particular session was not...

WHAT’S IN A WEEK?
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WHAT’S IN A WEEK?

Hello, how has your week been? I’ve had a really busy week. Much of the time has been spent working or in work related activities. This doesn’t mean it has felt like a chore. In contrast – it has been stimulating, engaging and fun. I’ve met and been re-united with some wonderful people. Here are...

IT’S MY THING – WHAT’S YOURS?
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IT’S MY THING – WHAT’S YOURS?

My Front Door – ACE Funded C&C Event September 2016   Happy 1st October!  In addition to the regular workshops I facilitate in Muswell Hill, N10, which form the foundation of Creative Writes and is where it all began – I also freelance for a range of organisations, delivering creative writing and poetry reading workshops. In a...

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