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Creative Arts



5200419 Get Write In - Becoming a Writer

Tutor: Benjamin Scott

Location: Uppingham School


Over five days we shall look at some of the essential elements of creative writing such as plot structure, character and dialogue. We explore where ideas come from and how to transform these ideas into finished pieces of writing. There will be plenty of exercises to get you writing, as well as time to get feedback on your work.
Whether you have a novel inside you, or you just fancy putting pen to paper, this course will give you the perfect opportunity to develop your skills and share your work as well as have fun with like-minded writers.
Benjamin Scott has taught creative writing for a range of schools and organisations, including the Oxford University Continuing Education Department and Swanwick, the Writers’ Summer School, as well as mentoring writers through his critiquing and editorial service. He really enjoys inspiring and encouraging young writers to explore and develop their passion for writing and storytelling. Benjamin is the ghost-author of eight books (including five books in the Star Fighters series by Max Chase) and his debut Young Adult novel is currently on submission with his literary agent.


Course notes...

Course Specific Items to Bring to Uppingham

Please ensure that all clothing, and all other equipment is CLEARLY MARKED WITH THE STUDENT’S NAME.

  • Notebook and pencil
  • Comfortable and casual clothing
  • Non-residential students should bring a packed lunch
Non-residential Students

Registration 900am daily at Uppingham Theatre. Collection will be at 4.00pm in the same place.

Residential Students

    Registration 6.30-7.30pm on Sunday prior to course at the boarding house the student is staying in (parents will be notified of the location nearer the date of the course). Students will be provided with a light supper of sandwiches and cakes on arrival on Sunday evening. Please notify us of any special dietary requirements using the Parental Consent Form.


    Get Write In - Becoming a Writer
    Course No. 5200419
    Price From 270.00
    Course Date Mon-Fri
    31 Jul - 04 Aug 2017
    Course Time 09:00 - 16:00
    Status: Course Full
    Age 13 - 18 course
    Residential Options