Join writer Beth Daley for this friendly and supportive workshop. It will be full of inspiration and exercises to generate ideas for, and develop a blog that will bring your creative writing to life.
Whether you have your own blog, want to start one, or want to contribute to someone else’s, there are a few things it’s a good idea to consider before you begin. We’ll look at the basics of blogging – working out what it is you want to write about, who your audience is, and how to make sure your blog post does what you want it to do.
Note: This is an ‘offline’ course so we’ll be focusing on the writing work involved in blogging, not on the technical aspects like choosing a blogging platform or uploading posts.
By combining practical writing exercises with a supportive writers’ circle feel, you’ll achieve great things on the day but more importantly, you’ll go home armed with the tools, resources and ideas you need to get blogging.
Please click the title below to find out if there’s anything you need to bring.
What to expect
Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.
Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.
Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.
We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!
What you’ll need to bring with you
Please bring the writing materials you're most comfortable with, whether that's pen and paper or your laptop/tablet.