Online Workshops

Creative Writing Online Workshops


'A brilliant environment for learning and sharing’ 

Since March 2020, I have run my regular Bath and Bristol based writing workshops online. The group meets on Zoom,  on a Saturday morning. I'm running three workshops in the May-July period. 

All the workshops are run by me, Clare Reddaway, founder of A Word In Your Ear. I am an experienced award-winning short story writer and playwright. You can read more about my work here.

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‘If you’re thinking about it, take the plunge!’ Regular workshop participant

All workshops run from 10.00-12.30 on Saturday mornings.

The workshops cost £12 for each session.

You are welcome to book individual workshops via Eventbrite (see links below).

If you’d like to block book all three scheduled zoom workshops for £36 you can escape the Eventbrite fee by booking direct with me. Please get in touch for bank details.

New writing workshops scheduled for Summer 2022! 

For short story discussion group Let’s Talk Stories, click here.

Zoom Workshops


21st May, 2022: Character

We all know that characters are the core of good stories. It's characters that readers love - or love to hate. In this workshop we'll explore how to create complex, three dimensional characters. We'll have exercises that are useful both for new characters or to deepen the ones that are already in your head. 

11th June, 2022: Dialogue

Writers are often nervous of dialogue. However writing good dialogue can lift your text and give your characters and your story life, reality and sparkle. In this workshop we will explore some techniques to make your dialogue leap off the page. 


9th July, 2022: Story


Does your story fall flat at the end? Does it sag in the middle? Does it waffle on at the beginning? In this workshop we will look at the structure of story and how to whip your tale into shape.