Creative writing: a chance encounter

The Mansion, Totnes

Who is this course for?

If you are looking to enrol on a workshop where you can discuss different ideas along the theme of writing with them aim of developing your writing skills this is the course for you.

We will focus on developing your theme and create a plot and characters which bring it to life. The framework of the course will be around the theme of a chance encounter and we will use this to channel your writing.

Course content

You will work in groups/ pairs to help develop and progress your ideas. Using planning devices, you will help structure your ideas to build the basis for your story. Attention to detail will also be encouraged through careful consideration and planning, and so flesh out your character(s) and setting.

Support and feedback

The tutor will give lots of encouragement and skills guidance to support you during the course. You will also receive feedback to help you to progress with your work. There will also be group discussions and general guidance for the whole group during lessons

Additional costs and requirements

Pen and paper or laptop.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

There will be no work set to do in your own time however you could keep notes in a notebook, record your observations, anecdotes, unusual scenarios & conversations.

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 date23 July 2019
End date23 July 2019
Start time10:00
End time12:30
Concessions not available