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"SJ Banham knows how to create distinct and lifelike characters, and the
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"Sarah's in depth and friendly coaching service is tailor made to get my writing into tip top condition to publish. I thoroughly recommend her"
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"...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

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"I have found Sarah Banham to be a fantastic mentor. She helped in many ways! Being able to gain confidence is amazing and being on the radio as a co-host helped me a lot. Also learning the journalism side [of writing] at work experience gave me a chance to find out what I love and it opened a door to my future! I would suggest Sarah as a mentor to many people since she can teach you a great deal of information needed!"
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"Relaxed format – exercises were challenging and pushed me outside of my comfort zone but in a safe environment."
BG, Tendring

"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!"

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2019-03-26
Creative Writing Course

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