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"Relaxed format – exercises were challenging and pushed me outside of my comfort zone but in a safe environment."
BG, Tendring

"...Helped kill the block (and bury under the patio!)

...so many ideas.

...reminded me how to use different [writing] tools.

...visual aids helped words flow naturally.

...Enjoyed interacting with like-minded people.

...good ideas on how to get the juices going. Haven't been writing for a while and felt this was perfect timing.

...Interesting to hear others' viewpoints."
Aspiring Authors, Essex - Regarding Creative Writing Workshops, selected comments

"Last Thursday, 14th July, I was invited on to Sarah Banham‘s Writer’s Block programme on Maldon Saint FM 94.7 to discuss They Do Things Differently Here, book 1 of my The Invisible College trilogy of dystopian novels for young adults.

I discovered both the programme and the station earlier this year, as a result of a chance Google search. I was most surprised to find that a local community station would have a weekly scheduled book programme, at 7pm Thursdays (repeated 9am Sundays). Sarah describes the programme’s aim as ‘to shine a literary light on Essex and its writers’.

On the programme Sarah intersperses music with news and interviews from the Essex literary scene. Each week she invites a guest, who may be a writer, poet, literary agent, editor or other profession related to writing. I would certainly recommend it to anyone interested in local writing. Sarah’s bubbly personality and enthusiasm is ideally suited to the show. Give it a try!"

Owen Knight

"Topics were well structured allowing skills to be built upon."
S, Brightlingsea

"open minded and helpful."
RB, Photographer, Essex - Regarding Web Content

"It was great fun. I enjoyed seeing how a radio show worked and talking
about my story. I might write a play for the radio."
Mairi McGenity, Essex - Regarding Writer's Block Radio Programme

"Excellent show - another of Saint's gems!"
Wizzo, Saint FM, Maldon, Essex - Regarding Writer's Block Radio Programme

"Re: Creative Writing Course, 2018

I learned more than I had expected. The content of the course covered all the point that I had wanted."
SL, Tendring

"...very friendly...

...easy to talk to...

...lots of information given, lots to absorb, thank you!"
Aspiring Authors, Essex - Regarding Creative Writing Events, selected comments

"I just wanted to say thanks again for helping me out with those quotes for my column in Writing Magazine. The article has just been published and I've attached a copy here for your records.

I hope the writing and the studying are going well!

Best wishes"
Simon Whaley, Author | Writer| Photographer

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