Creative Writing for All
Life writing comes in all shapes and forms, as documentaries, plays, fiction and non-fiction. It’s the ‘life’ element that we work with, at StoryJug, and also the ‘quality’ element, for those who wish to be published or commissioned, professionally. Some of us have difficult stories to tell and creative vehicles can help to contain our emotions, allowing us a safer space to reflect on the impact of what’s gone on. StoryJug offers creative writing workshops to support people who want to transcend difficulties to create something beautiful.
Whilst I don’t run workshops on how to write science fiction, I will help writers who want to use science fiction as a means to tell their story. In our Creative Wellbeing Workshops, we make it clear to all that it’s not necessary to ‘show and tell’ one’s story, as the benefit of the work is in the ‘process’ not the outcome. In Creative Writing workshops, the emphasis is on the ‘creative’. In these workshops, participants are encouraged to ‘show’ their work as the whole objective of the enterprise is to produce a story for an audience, no matter what that format may be. It’s therefore necessary to test the story or the beginnings of… on an audience, to gain a better understanding of how it might/might not develop.