Have you always wanted to write? Perhaps you have a file of unfinished stories or poems, or a complete manuscript that needs more work, only you’re not sure what to do next. Or are you an experienced writer who just needs time, space and some constructive feedback? Whether you need help to get started, or to edit and develop your work, or simply to get new ideas and inspiration, this could be the course for you. The week will consist of daily group workshops, individual sessions with an experienced tutor, plenty of writing time, and the chance to exchange ideas with the other course participants. The workshops will include work on creating characters, using the senses, how to write dialogue and narrative voice. The rural setting and ambience of Durhamhill give space and stimulus for writing, thinking and sharing ideas. The two tutors will be on hand every day if you want them to read your work, and give practical advice and suggestions. Only you know what you’d like to achieve; the week is designed to enable you to make it happen.