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Testimonials from the summer workshop 2011:

100% of course participants agreed or strongly agreed that the workshops:

  • gave them lots of new ideas for stories
  • showed them how to make improvements to their writing
  • gave them a better understanding of how to develop ideas into stories
  • developed their understanding of the different genres of writing
  • gave them the inspiration to carry on writing

100% of participants said they would recommend the workshop to a friend. When asked why, their responses included:

  • I would definitely recommend it because the course covers so many aspects of writing and helps you develop as a writer.' – Jack Womack, winner of the inaugural Telling Tales Short Story competition
  • 'Because it is very useful and enjoyable. Readings of other writers were really enjoyable. I liked the character hot seating. It would be good if each session was even longer.' – Jacob
  • 'It was very fun and I learnt a lot. You also learn what teachers don’t teach you. Everything was perfect.' – Morgan
  • 'It was fun because you can bring and use your ideas.' – Catriona
  • 'The activities were great, particularly the games.' – Eliza
  • 'I enjoyed the exercises on building characters and writing in 1st and 3rd person.' – Sarah


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