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"The bit of me that always loved writing was reawakened, and I felt alive and inspired.
I learnt so much from hearing other students reading their work and grappling with how to proceed, and from the struggles and successes of the tutors.
I felt that the tutors, as well as imparting so much practical knowledge, really cared and wanted the best for each student."
I now have the germ of a plan of action. Before I came I had put ideas of writing on a very high shelf.
The atmosphere was warm and welcoming and easy going, and we were looked after so well."
Sunna Yates, London
Novel & Memoir writing course
"Every tutor had prepared very thoroughly indeed, listened carefully to our comments and questions and provided us with very helpful advice"
On the individual tutorial system:
"My tutor had taken much time and care to study my work, provide me with a really useful personal writing task for my novel and give me much guidance."
"Every tutor encouraged me, told me where I was going (a bit) wrong, and where and how I could succeed."
Danae Penn - Historical Fiction writer
(Comments from student feeback form).
"There was also an X factor here: both tutors were just LIKABLE. It's one of those things one cannot really articulate but it IS important: warmth, humour and an ability to criticise but constructively so."
" I feel more liberated as a writer yet more mature and polished."
James Murphy, writer & film critic 'CLARET.'
(Memoir & Novel course)
"I enjoyed the diversity offered. The addition of music/lyrics (Dave Barbarossa and Danny Wright) created another dimension and also enabled us to relax after an intense day."
"I arrived at the course with a vague notion of wanting to write something, and left with a concrete plan for a memoir!"
Heather Whitehall Trochon, translator.
Feeback on novel & memoir course 2016:
"Loved every minute I was there. A delightful education with great people."
"I learned some vital technical devices on novel planning and structure' and was inspired by what I heard from everyone there."
Dave Barbarossa - musician & author of Mud Sharks.
Feedback on Novel & Memoir course:
"The diversity, generosity, and incredible experience of the presenters has given me new and expanded ways to connect and develop my work."
"The course has consolidated my plan to extend my novella into the first draft of a novel. "
Michelle Symes - MA Creative Writing, Perth, Australia
Feedback June 2016 courses.
"I learnt more in five days with A Chapter Away than two years at University on a Creative Writing Masters."
"The tutors were all extremely professional and top of their field. They were knowledgable and encouraging and engaged with the individuals on the course."