A BEARSDEN novelist is hoping to unearth the writing stars of the future.
Phyl Wright holds classes in creative writing for those who have dreamed of seeing their words in print but don’t know where to start.
Phyl says: “It’s all very well having a great idea, but it’s essential that you know how to structure a narrative, develop believable characters and write natural dialogue.
“I think most people have at least one great story in them, and I hope my classes will help them bring it out.”
Phyl, who has published the novels, Nobody I Know and Somebody Maybe as well as a children’s book, The Band of Loren (the latter under the pseudonym of Tess Dali), holds her small, friendly classes in Bearsden and says: “Of the people who attended the course last year, three are interested in writing novels, one would like to pursue travelogues, while another has her own website featuring short stories.
“One lady is writing a semi-autobiographical book for her children. Another has found that she is drawn to writing comedy for television.”
Does she think she might be nurturing the next JK Rowling? Phyl laughs: “I certainly hope so! Even if my students don’t achieve that level of success, the actual process itself is very enjoyable and rewarding.”
The new session is about to start on Tuesday 1st October 7.30pm – 9.00pm and will run every Tuesday until the 3rd December.
More details can be found at www.thewrittenword.org.
For those unable to travel to the class, a distance learning option is available.
To join Phyl’s class, call The Written Word business number on 0141 366 3662 or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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