CREATIVE WRITING FOR BEGINNERS
"This course is a wonderful introduction into the world of creative writing. The tutor is supportive, patient, nurturing and passionate about her subject. I enjoyed every minute of the journey and I would highly recommend this course to anyone who has ever wanted to write but was afraid to start."
Annemarie Villeneuve, July 2013
"This course surpassed expectation. I feel like a ball of dough that has been proved in the Literary Kitchen and is now ready to be baked into a delicioius mult-seed loaf."
Dawn Henderson, July 2013
"I enjoyed tapping into my creativity again. Great people and a good mix of theory and practice."
Nehanda Truscott, July 2012
"What a fantastic course. Thank you. I feel like I have learnt so much, become more confident about my writing and met some fantastic people."
Jenny Shaw, July 2012
"Above all, you got me writing, thank you. Sometimes inspiring, sometimes painful, and helpful, shaping and encouraging. I leave with a small belief that I can write, and many more tools with which to do it."
David McCormick, July 2012
"Thanks for putting into context my idea of writing, and giving me the structure. This course has taught me that something great can come from nothing, and given me more confidence in my writing."
Ellen Quach, July 2012
"It's been an incredibly useful ten weeks; even the toughest parts have had a big impact on the way I've started writing. And there were some really transcendent moments of writing and creating. Thank you so much."
Rebecca Skipwith, July 2012
"II have so enjoyed being given the chance to try new ways of approaching writing. It has been great to be provoked, and to find new ways of developing charcters and ideas that I'd never have come up with myself. The group has been supportive and I've learned so much and hope to carry on implementing these newly acquired tools."
Rachel Erasmus, July 2012
"It's been an incredibly useful ten weeks. Even the toughest parts have had a big impact on the way I've started writing. And there were some really transcendent moments of writing and creating. Thank you so much."
Rachel O'Riordan, March 2012
"This course has given me part of my soul back. Like a love affair I've experienced passion, fear, lust, joy, annoyance, guilt and adoration."
Gail Shock, March 2012
"I came away with the feeling that I can write; this course has given me so much confidence."
Regina Freedman, March 2012
"I cannot emphasis enough how supportive this course is; do not fear, you can be a writer too!."
Jo Falcon, March 2012
"I walked in feeling I was a chancer; I walked out a writer. not bad!" Remi Olajoyegbe, March 2012
"The creative writing course for beginners gave me the push that I needed to start writing again. I came out of the course with the confidence to call myself a writer."
"This course has inspired me with her knowledge of all aspects of creative writing. Her teaching style and enthusiasm for the subject are second to none. Her courses are a must for any aspiring author/writer."
"I wanted to write but had lost focus. The Literary Kitchen course put me on track."
"Do this if, like me, you've felt blocked, and need to get writing again. It works!"
"A comprehensive introduction to the practice of writing with practical exercises stimulating application."
"The best investment I have made in myself in a long time. It is extensive and full of insights ... a weekly safe-zone for my burgeoning creativity." Sonita Alleyne, July 2011
"The Literary Kitchen's creative writing course was a thrilling challenge, an eye opener and a huge learning curve but thoroughly enjoyable every week. Really encouraging to bring out any tentative writers." Julia Parfitt, Dec 2011
"The Literary Kitchen Beginners class is excellent in all ways - expert and friendly - a perfect environment to test a writing talent." Georgina Carless, Dec 2011
“I thoroughly enjoyed this course - the right does of inspit=ration and hard work, to improve my writing and my confidence, in the friendliest of environments.”
Sam Mortimer, July 2013
"Literary Kitchen is consistently excellent in the quality and skill of teaching for testing a writing skill. Highly recommended.”
Georgina Carless, July 2013
"The tutor is a fabulous teacher. She can pinpoint exactly what isn't working in a piece, and inspire you to keep going until you sort it out. A really enjoyable course, highly recommended."
Kath Stathers, July 2013
"Life-changing. I cannot recommend this course enough. The tutor is a fantastic teacher - you will come out a better person!"
Jenny Shaw, July 2013
"I started the writers workshop hoping to write a couple of decent chapters of a novel and to develop a better writing habit. Through Andrea's insightful course I got a lot more than that. I gained confidence as a writer, developed a discipline for plot that had been previously lacking and met a group of interesting and dedicated writers. Most importantly I am starting to learn that I should be in control of my writing rather than the other way round.
I highly recommend working with Andrea, whether in a one-to-one or group session. Taking the course made writing fun again."
James Murray, July 2013
“Being part of a group of writers gives me no end of encouragement. It's great to have a group, who can push you back in the right direction when you wander off track.”
"I've finally started writing the novel I'd failed to begin since 1986 - thanks to the Literary Kitchen!”
"The Workshop has been revolutionary for me: it has enabled me to write again. The tutor is a fantastic teacher - committed, passionate, serious and demanding."
"Literary Kitchen has awakened my creative side and given me a fresh outlook on life. I have not only enjoyed writing with the group, it has opened my mind to all kinds of creative opportunities I may not otherwise have seen or recognised."
"Any budding writer will gain immeasurably from the Literary Kitchen courses. They turn beginner writers into confident, measured writers."
"This course will stretch you, increase your confidence and skills and push you to find your voice as a writer. Literary Kitchen is a place to let your imagination and creativity thrive and grow."
"If you want to learn more about your writing, how to critique other people's work, and realsie all the mistakes you're making ..."
"IA really great collaborative experience. I've loved reading the work that's come out of the workshop and appreciate the insight the process has given me into my own writing."
"Before you pay a lot of money for a course in Central London, give this one a go. I learned more and wrote better with Literary Kitchen than with the other courses I tried."
"I found the course challenging and supportive, and felt inspired to start sending work out. It was also useful to have the input of literary agents and published novelists during the course."
"Literary Kitchen has helped turm my writing dream into a relaity. I have gone from nervous beginner to a writer who has found her voice."