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What’s it like to participate in a creative writing workshop?

Here is what a few people said about the 2017 short story workshops:

“When it comes to creative writing, Paul’s professionalism, passion for writing and coaching methods have opened a whole new writing world for me. While I can recommend any of his classes, I particularly enjoyed the short story workshop as a platform to dig deeper. Through giving and receiving feedback and the editing process a story idea can turn into something special. It was a very exciting experience!” Sandra Völker

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“An excellent, highly motivating and well-organized workshop. I can only recommend it to anyone who would like to advance their writing and gain fresh inspiration despite the rigours of busy life.” Astrid Nolte

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“I have been writing on and off for years but this was the first time I have created, edited and presented a story to the world. Getting feedback from Paul and other participants was crucial for me to finish the story to my satisfaction. The boot camp was a wonderful experience (this is not an exaggeration).” Rod Pritchard-Smith

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And 2017 creative writing workshop participants have this to say about their experience:

“As a musician, being part of Paul’s workshop was the best way I found to bring out my creativity in writing! By brainstorming with others I got so many funny ideas that you cannot imagine!! I loved it”!!! Liz Pereira – Musician, Manager & Coach

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“Paul’s writing course is an intense roller-coaster ride exploring the bounds of personal discipline. I would recommend it to anyone serious about cleaning up their act,both in writing and in thought. Creative writing is a wonderful writing course that has helped me immensely!
Paul is a caring and fantastic teacher. Saghar Niknam

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” I enjoyed the workshop a lot because of the diversity of approaches to writing in a relaxed atmosphere. The programme was well designed and presented with enthusiasm and passion for writing.  It was  simply contagious and great fun” Helene Schuster

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“These workshops were just the creative refreshment I needed after a hectic work week. Each session was relaxed but well-organized, with a great mix of writing prompts, friendly people, and creative possibilities. I’m automatically signing up for whatever workshops Paul runs in the future — no matter what they are — because that’s how good he is. You won’t regret doing the same.” Irena Ashcraft

And here is what people said about the formative short story “boot camp” run in April 2016:

“Excellent guidelines to write while on the go! Through the boot camp I gained new insights on how to structure and plan writing into my busy schedule.” Daniel Cuartas

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“If you have the urge to write but keep putting it to one side, this is an excellent opportunity. Not only will it kickstart you into action, but you will also take away useful advice and techniques for future writing projects.”  Caroline Stevenson

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“Paul is leading everyone gently, but firmly, in the direction of improving their abilities. He is providing a clear framework, advice, encouragement, and – best of all – challenging deadlines.” Tanja Fabsits