Creative writing: ways with words

Passmore Edwards Centre, Newton Abbot

Who is this course for?

An opportunity to be part of a writers’ group

where you will discuss themes and ideas;

turning these into storylines and enabling

you to write short stories and poetry. With

the help and guidance of an experienced

tutor you will make progress, sending in a

piece of writing each week for feedback

Course content

You will work in groups and pairs to help

develop and progress your ideas. Using

planning devices, you will help structure

thoughts & ideas to build the basis for your

story. Attention to detail will also be

encouraged through careful consideration

and planning; thus fleshing out your

characters and settings.

Support and feedback

You will receive weekly online tutor

feedback & during the session. Plus initial &

end of course assessment.

Additional costs and requirements

Pen and paper or laptop.

No extra costs.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

You will produce 4 pieces of work for the


About the tutor

Jill Hobbs teaches Creative Writing for Learn Devon across Devon.  Creative Writing encompasses fiction, autobiography, biography and poetry. She has worked for Devon County teaching at a variety of Primary Schools and 2 years working with adults with special needs.   

Jill has a Masters Degree in Education specialising in inclusion, special needs and dyslexia, allowing Jill to invent and initiate a number of sensorial ways for teaching.  Building on this pedagogy, Jill completed a Foundation in Art Therapy to understand the way in which Art plays a significant part in making sense of symbols and concepts as well as developing fine motor skills. 


“My greatest love is to help people develop their creativity and explore their imagination using a number of genres.” 


Jill Hobbs, M.A.Ed., Adv.Dip.SEN., AMBDA 

Creative Writing Tutor for Learn Devon. 

Start date18 Sep 2018
End date16 Oct 2018
Start time14:00
End time16:30
Concessions not available