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Creative Writing with Novelist Phillip Whiteley

3rd September 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Starting in May 2019, Castleton Mill’s resident novelist PJ (Philip) Whiteley will begin a monthly writing course. Bring pen and paper or a laptop and he will encourage you to invent a character, and a fictional world for him or her to inhabit, or give advice on a story you’ve already begun.

Philip will give tips on story-telling and the principle of ‘show, don’t tell’, all geared to getting your readers hooked. He will offer guidance on dialogue; how it can help set a scene, reveal aspects of character or move the story along. It doesn’t matter if you want to write a short story for your own amusement, or if you’ve nearly completed your first full-length novel, there is always much to learn. You can bring a part-finished work, or begin the story during the lesson; it’s entirely up to you. You will also gain such a lot from discussing your work with other aspiring writers. You will be encouraged to read your work out loud.


Castleton Mill
Castleton Mill Castleton Close
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS12 2DS


Sue Jennings


North West England