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Writing London characters Spend time with an award-winning publisher and build out your writer's toolkit
  • Literature

  • Brixton

  • 3 hours

About the Experience
  • Over coffee, learn from novelist Heidi James how observation helps create good characters that are fundamental to great writing
  • Head out into the bustling Brixton streets and note how writers go about finding inspiration: take notes, photos and observe, while Heidi points out the people and places of interest that she might use in her work
  • Indulge in some discreet people watching as you note the key details that go into creating compelling and convincing characters – how people look, move, express themselves, what motivates them and what they want.
  • Explore the area and exchange ideas with Heidi and your group, before returning to the café and looking over what you have collected
  • Then, start writing! Create a story outline and character scene under Heidi's friendly guidance, taking the first step towards becoming a novelist yourself

Experience details

  • Available year-round, Monday - Sunday
  • Start times after 10:00 am
  • This Experience is not appropriate for children
  • Perfect for: People passionate about writing prose and poetry, both beginners and experienced writers; those with a deep passion for literature and the creative process

Why SideStory?

  • Private and tailor-made
  • Expert Insider
  • Refreshment included
  • Flexible cancellation
  • Carefully curated itineraries

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Price Per Person:
£150pp (£300)