Creative writing classes


The Chasing Time Team- Sandra, Dawn and Elizabeth.


Working with your friends never feels like work, so our Chasing Time venture is a real joy! If you feel the need to retreat and get down to some serious writing business, click HERE to check out our Chasing Time website. We also offer a full range of writing services, including copy editing, proofreading, etc.





“I’d love to write, but I don’t know where to start…”

Then read on!


The following sessions are now finished. Thanks to all the wonderful writers who took part. A new session of workshops around the theme of folklore and rural life will take place in Summer 2019. More news soon!



Weekly sessions beginning in June, 2018.

WRITING SUMMER SCHOOL at the Two Sisters Café, Carnoustie.

Beginning something new can be daunting, and the wealth of writing courses, opportunities and advice on offer may seem confusing and perhaps even intimidating for fledgling writers keen to dip their toes in the creative pool. What you really need is a safe, supportive space in which to try out your ideas.

book-signingThat’s where I come in!

From June, I will be running weekly classes at the Two Sisters Café, Carnoustie – a fun and friendly introduction to fiction, poetry and life writing. I can’t promise you a career like J.K. Rowling, but I can guarantee cake and creativity! Sessions run from 7pm-9pm every Tuesday. Come along and try something different, make new friends and enjoy some free tea and cake. Spaces are limited, please contact me to reserve a place.


First Steps in Fiction

4-week block (June 5-26)

*generating ideas





Poetry for Pleasure
4-week block (July 3-31, no class on July 17th)

*rhyme or reason?

*finding form

*metaphorically speaking

*nature poetry

Creative Non-Fiction

4-week block (Aug 7-28)

*Journals, letters and blogs

*A tale to tell: life writing and memoir

*Travel writing

*Creativity and wellbeing


Each four-week block is £40 (payable in advance), and can be taken separately. However, sign up for all three blocks before June (£120) and enjoy a £30 discount!

Can’t get to the venue? No problem; the course can be delivered online. Contact me for details.

Gift vouchers available.




Classes are subject to minimum numbers.

All fees payable in advance via BACS or cheque (or at the first class, by arrangement).

Coaching/mentoring fees will be discussed on application, and may be paid on a weekly or monthly basis in advance.

Classes at the University of Dundee.

From September, I’ll be acting as Module Convenor and tutor on the Starting Creative Writing module at the University of Dundee. Click HERE for more details.



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