Workshops & Courses
I offer workshops in novel and short story writing. Details of my upcoming workshops can be found below, or you can contact me to join my mailing list for advance notice of future sessions.
One Day & Half Day Courses
10th June – Finishing Your Novel
10am-4.30pm, The Priory Rooms, Birmingham – £48.50
This workshop is for anyone who has written the bulk of a novel already, and would like to know how to get across the finish line. We’ll talk about editing and revising a manuscript, how to approach agents and publishers, the pros and cons of self-publishing and traditional publishing, and writing the perfect synopsis and query letter.
To book on Finishing Your Novel download the booking form here.
I also offer one off workshops for creative writing groups and classes on subjects including plot, character, setting, and editing & revising. If you would like to arrange a tailored workshop for your writing group please contact me.
Comments from past students
“The event was tailored to the needs of the group, well structured and expertly delivered. We managed to cover a great deal in the time and there were a few light bulb moments for all of us. Alison is very engaging as a tutor and brought the theory to life with some fairy-tale examples that everyone could relate to. However, I will never look at Snow White the same again! Thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you.”
“Alison’s courses are friendly, supportive, and constructive. The exercises were great… highly recommended!”
“Alison’s courses encourage creativity and build confidence. These skills continue long after the course is complete. An excellent start for any writer.’
About Alison – the tutor
I am a qualified teacher, specialising in teaching adults. I’ve been teaching creative writing since 2009, and have taught community groups, one-off workshops, adult education courses, and a University of Worcester undergraduate creative writing module. I have also led workshops for the Romantic Novelists’ Association, and Worcestershire LitFest and Fringe.
I am a published novelist, novella writer, and short story writer, and a former winner of the Romantic Novelists’ Association Elizabeth Goudge Trophy. I completed a BA (Hons) degree in Creative Writing with the University of Birmingham in 2008. In addition to the Romantic Novelists’ Association, I am also a member of the Society of Authors.