WriteClub – Heroes and Villains – creative writing workshop

  • WriteClub online
  • April 12
  • 19:00 - 20:30
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WriteClub Creative Writing Workshop with author Polly Hall

Monday 12th April 7-8:30pm

Frankenstein or Heathcliff? Hannibal Lector or Jane Eyre? Heroes and villains appear throughout the literary canon and the battle between good, evil and everything in between is one that you can use to enrich your writing.

In this workshop you will look at the hero and villain archetypes and be guided to explore both your hero’s strengths and flaws and your villain’s power and weakness.

Perhaps you want to show your hero saving the world, or to create a monster so grotesque your reader won’t be able to sleep. Polly Hall, author of The Taxidermist’s Lover, will offer prompts, provocations and opportunities for you to write in this explorative writing workshop.

Suitable for beginners and those who want to take a deeper dive into archetypes in their writing.

In this workshop you will:

• Explore the traits of a memorable hero or villain

• Write your own hero or villain into existence

• Discover what compels your characters to be good/evil

• Try new writing techniques to escalate tension

• Introduce your hero and villain to each other

For more information, contact hellowriteclub@gmail.com

About your facilitator:

Polly Hall is a published author and experienced adult education tutor. Her debut novel, The Taxidermist’s Lover, was the #1 New Release in Amazon’s British & Irish Horror and is a Bram Stoker Award 2020 Finalist for Superior Achievement in a First Novel. She has been published in various anthologies and commissioned as part of interdisciplinary arts projects. She holds an MA in Creative Writing and a PGCE in Lifelong Learning. She lives next to a cider factory with her cat, Vishnu.