I have led a creative writing group for WEA up in County Durham and have also run several writing groups on a more informal basis. For one of my groups in Barnard Castle I managed to secure some funds to publish a booklet with our short stories and poems in. The members of the group were delighted to see their stories in print. I have also been a judge for several short story competitions most recently for the West Country Writers’ Association short story competition 2010.
I have recently led workshops at Torquay for the West Country Writers and at Tavistock Library. One was on character building and the other on that all important first page and how to make the best impact.
I loved leading another workshop at Chudleigh Literary Festival in 2014 - an idyllic spot that I hope inspired everybody present to write. Sometimes would-be writers need that little prod to get started.