Classes

WRITING FICTION CLASSES

The Writing Fiction classes first began in October 2001 and have now run for 20 years. In that time, they’ve produced, nurtured and helped around 1,000 writers and been part of the creation of a large and incredible range of published work.

The basic approach of these sessions involves:

Critique – Group critiques of fiction submitted by participants is the life-blood of what we do. This process involves writers submitting pieces of fiction that are distributed and group-critiqued in detailed, supportive and constructive ways. Emphasis is always upon honest feedback that gives writers valuable insight into their own work and helps them redraft work to a higher level.

Reading and Discussing Published Fiction – We read and discuss fiction in order to learn about major elements such as voice, characterisation, dialogue, narration, underlying plot structures, perspective, etc. We discuss literary techniques and learn more about them and the numerous ways they can be employed. By understanding how techniques work in published fiction, writers become better at using techniques effectively in their writing.

Writing Tasks – We write during sessions and work on projects and writing tasks as optional ‘homework’.

Events – thi wurd is well-known for putting on great literary events. An extra aspect of our terms is reading events designed specifically for our groups, where writers read their own work.

Over a period of twenty years, a community has built up around these classes and events. And from this culture thi wurd emerged in 2006, putting on literary events, teaching in communities, offering editorial support to writers, and eventually emerging as a publisher of magazines and books.

Our next classes ‘Writing Fiction: the novel, begin Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th October 2021, 7-9pm. To sign up, or for more details, please contact: editor@thi-wurd.com

Online classes

thi wurd is currently running a programme of online fiction writing courses. Please contact editor@thi-wurd.com for more information.

Writing Fiction: The Novel
(Ten weeks, two hour sessions)

Group 1
Tuesdays, 7-9pm (GMT)
5th October – 7th December 2021
Fee: £100
Group 2
Wednesdays, 7-9pm (GMT)
6th October – 8th December 2021
Fee: £100

Introduction to Fiction Writing (Beginners Class)
(Ten weeks, two hour sessions)

13th October – 15th December 2021
Wednesdays, 10am – 12pm (GMT)
Fee: £100

Writing Fiction: The Short Story
(Ten weeks, two hour sessions)

Group 1
Mid January – Late March 2022
Tuesdays, 7-9pm
Fee: £110
Group 2
Mid January – Late March 2022
Wednesdays, 7-9pm
Fee: £110

Writing Fiction (Ten weeks, two hour sessions)

Group 1
Late April till Mid June
Tuesdays, 7-9pm

Fee: £110

Group 2

Late April till Mid June
Wednesdays, 7-9pm
Fee: £110

Summer Writing Fiction Course
(Seven weeks, two & a half hour sessions)

Group 1
July – September 2022
Tuesdays, 7pm-9.30pm
Fee: £110
Group 2
July – September
Wednesdays, 7pm-9.30pm
Fee: £110
Plus extra reading events