Creative Writing Workshop at Crook Hall & Gardens: Writing Realistic Characters

Crook Hall & Gardens


3pm - 5pm

£19 Per Person (including full day entrance into Crook Hall & Gardens, normally £8)

From Holden Caulfield to Sherlock Holmes, it is the characters that truly make stories come to life. But how do you write realistic characters that your reader will love to get to know and hate to say goodbye to?

Join writer Florianne Humphrey as she shares short and easy techniques to write realistic and vivid characters, with a particular focus on dialogue and narrative voice, which you can fit into your day-to-day life. She’ll also open the floor to discussion and questions about the publishing world and how to get your work noticed.

For complete beginners to wannabe writers who’ve already penned their own pieces, this workshop will help you learn new writing skills, share ideas, meet like-minded people, and fully appreciate the importance of creating realistic characters.

There will be a maximum of 20 people in the session. This will be a small group, ideal for personal attention, development and feedback in the beautiful setting of Crook Hall & Gardens.

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About the workshop leader

Florianne Humphrey is a journalist who has written two novels, a play and a collection of short stories, one of which was shortlisted for the 2018 Bridport Prize and another which was published on Eternal Remedy. She is also a Winchester Writers’ Festival 2018 Scholar and the winner of the Graham Landucci Prize for English Literature. Florianne privately tutors creative writing and leads group writing workshops for universities, schools, charities, and arts organisations.

Twitter: @flohumphrey3



“Really stimulating and informative. Highly recommend.”

- Paul Forbes

“I very much enjoyed your fun and informative workshop on writing realistic characters and dialogue. We covered a lot of ground, and there is always something new to learn. The time flew by, which is generally a good sign.”

- Derek K. Willis

“I found your workshop both stimulating and inspirational. I liked your laid back approach and your knowledge of writing and publishing was really helpful.”

- Alan McKee

“It was fantastic to have the information presented by a person who knows what is current and appealing. There was a relaxed atmosphere and a lovely, friendly facilitation style and the workshop was chocked full of relevant information.”

- Gill Patton

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