Digital Taster Course: Starting to Write: Tips for new Writers

Fri 11 September 2020
Tutor / Catherine Johnson
Course Fee / From £ per person
Genres / FictionNon-FictionScriptwritingShort StoriesWriting for Children and Young Adults
Language / English

12.00 pm – 1.30 pm

Join Catherine Johnson for an hour-long digital workshop offering advice for new writers. What would those experienced writers wish someone had told them at the beginning of their careers? What to do, and what not to do? This course is suitable for prose writers writing for children, YA, adults, and scriptwriters. You will leave the course with a knack on how to go about your writing anew. Time has been set aside to settle in at the beginning, to ask questions, and for discussions with your co-writers at the end.


The Tŷ Newydd taster courses series will offer a whistle-stop tour of various genres and themes in both English and Welsh, to continue to inspire your writing during the lockdown. Participant numbers for each taster course will be capped at 16, and the course will be delivered through the video platform Zoom. We hope to welcome you to Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre when we reopen our doors, where we offer a programme of day-long, weekend and week-long residential courses at our wonderful house in Llanystumdwy.


Catherine Johnson

Catherine Johnson is an award-winning author for children and young adults. She has twice been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and her most recent title Freedom won the 2019 Little Rebel’s Award and has been nominated for the IBBY Honour List 2020. Catherine also writes for film, television and radio. Her TV work includes the adaption of Simon Schama’s Rough Crossings for TV, and Holby City. She is currently working on an adaptation of Miranda Kaufmann's Black Tudors for Silverprint Pictures.

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