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Traditional Tales for Writers

Every now and then I'll be sharing a traditional story with you. Writers can learn so much from traditional stories and because many of these stories have wild settings it's hugely useful for us to explore them together as we each learn in different ways and can therefore not just benefit from the stories and the landscape but also from each other. 

Here's what you'll learn:

How to propel your story from the ordinary to the extraordinary

How to energise your characters

How to present character motivations in a simple but powerful way

How to tackle difficult themes, engage, shock, entertain your reader

How to know what you want to say, and say it engagingly

How to know you can write strong and compelling prose

How we can use wild settings to supercharge our writing process

Here's how it works:

I will release a Traditional Tale that I've recorded in a wild setting. Then we'll meet online to explore what we can learn from the tale from both a writer's and a reader's perspective. At the end of the session, you will receive a workbook that will address all the learning objectives stated above.


It's free to listen to the Traditional Tale and £6 to attend the live session and receive the workbook. Once you've paid, you will soon after receive a link to the live video session.

These sessions are for anyone who wants to be a successful writer and enjoy every minute along the way.

It's going to be a lot of fun. See you there.

Sarah x

Whippety Stourie

from, Folk-Lore and Legends
Charles John Tibbitts, 1889
W.W.Gibbings, London

Monday 27th Sept. 7.30pm

Live online session & workbook

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