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Hello dear Readers,

Hope you’re holding up OK and staying home. This’ll pass, I keep telling myself. And it will. We’ll get through it together, to a better, kinder place.

A special shout out to NHS and other health folk: a huge thank you from us all. A debt we can’t ever repay.

To my creative writing students:

As my forthcoming library workshops have been postponed indefinitely, I’ve begun recording them for you instead. Take a listen to my first sessions are below.

Please let me have any comments: topics for future podcasts and anything else that strikes you: JoyRhoadesWorkshops@gmail.com Favour: I need you to tell me everything annoying, no matter how small (or big :))

Above all, try to switch off, write and be well. Look forward to ‘seeing’ you (virtually and especially in person) when this is all over.

All my best wishes,


Episode One: Three Steps To Creative Writing

       Episode Two – Outline or Plotting – Part I

     Episode Three – Outline or Plotting – Part II – a fairy tale

(And here’s one of the character-interview-questionnaires I refer to in this episode:  https://www.writingclasses.com/toolbox/character-questionnaire/gotham )

Episode Four – Outline or Plotting – Part III – Walk through a fairy tale plot outline

Episode Five – Dialogue- Part I – Make your dialogue sound great ( and work hard )


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