Creative writing: starting a book...

The Mansion, Totnes

Who is this course for?

Ideal for writers who want to write longer pieces which form the chapters of a book. Look at a variety of ways to dream up your main character; come up with great ideas for a storyline and then piece by piece, fill in the jigsaw that makes up a person’s story, fitting it into an intriguing plot.

Course content

You will work individually and with partners, discussing various scenarios which incorporate everyday characters in unusual situations. Develop your characters by introducing twists and turns to show how your character learns (or not!) from mistakes and misfortune; ever deepening the plot!

Support and feedback

Tutor feedback at beginning and end of workshop.

Additional costs and requirements

No extra costs. Please bring a pen and paper.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?


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 date16 July 2019
End date16 July 2019
Start time10:00
End time12:30
Concessions not available