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Writing Creatively with Ioney Smallhorne

Learn the basics of creative writing with the below videos featuring writer, poet, film maker and educator Ioney Smallhorne.

These video workshops will sharpen those rusty writing skills and reawaken your love for writing. Learn more about specificity, capturing taste, smell and sounds, poetry, writing limericks, and how to successfully show and not tell.

Session 1- Specificity: Learn more about the importance of being specific in your writing and in life.

Session 2 – Writing images:  An exercise on taking note of the things you experience.  Capture all you see, smell, taste and hear and use those encounters within your writing.

Session 3- The limerick and golden shovel poetry poems: An introduction to Poetry and writing Limericks.

Session 4 – Show don’t tell: Ioney shares her top tips on how to successfully show and not tell!

Once you have watched a video, click the next button in the top right corner to go straight to the next one.

Delivered in partnership with Writing East Midlands and free thanks to Arts Council England funding.

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