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We have been running creative writing workshops and clubs in schools and libraries for the past decade. We use a workshop approach to show and encourage children age 7 to 14 to write the stories they want to write.  This involves showing them how to develop believable characters; plot a story; use the setting in a dynamic way and pick the “right” words, similes, and metaphors to describe both characters and setting.

Our tutors are all writers who have studied creative writing and are writing now. We understand the process of trying to express what is in your imagination through the written word. Experienced tutors, workshop leaders and teachers, we enjoy the creative interaction with the children who come on our courses.

Inkhead offers group tuition, one to one tuition and story critiquing as well as regular clubs and holiday courses. We can help your children develop their writing for the 7+ and 11+ but we mainly want to inspire them to fall in love with the power and wonder of writing.

 

Our customer says

Schehrezade

Our daughter began the creative writing course at her school with Louise Pearce and we realised that private sessions would be more beneficial. The results have been amazing and Louise has been able to channel our daughter’s quirky imagination and wide vocabulary into producing superior compositions. All we hear from the room is laughter and enjoyment during the lesson. Louise has a rare gift of being able to harness the best in each child. We would recommend her with reservation.

Zoe's Mother

Well, I am not altogether sure how Zoe did it (am thinking witchcraft or somesuch) but Tom and Arch have had a ball this week and just loved Inkhead. Archie has really struggled with writing and I could almost weep at him coming home so enthused! Not sure whether it’s a threat or a promise, but he told Zoe this morning that he’ll be back in the summer. Anyway, thank you both for all the hard work. I really appreciate it.

Sean, (11)

The inkheads have really helped me with my English and I have really enjoyed it.

Fay Saxty

Jade enjoyed the workshop so much last year that she wanted to come again this year. Inkhead is a great forum for children to explore imaginative story making.

Fay Saxty

Jade enjoyed the workshop so much last year that she wanted to come again this year. Inkhead is a great forum for children to explore imaginative story making.

Gabri, Mother

Abhay has really enjoyed coming to inkhead. He has been more enthusiastic and motivated towards writing his stories.

Hannah's Mother

Hannah had a fantastic three days on the story writing course at the Carnegie Library over the Easter holidays. She loved taking part and said the time flew by. At the end, Hannah was asking when the next course would be and if she could sign up for it as she had had such a brilliant time. Hannah also said the other kids on the course were really nice and had been good to work with and the teacher was great.

Sian

My daughters both enjoyed the Blackheath holiday course this time. They particularly liked the feedback from Romey as they found it very positive and encouraging.  They also got on well with the other children in the group.When they previously went to the Herne Hill holiday course, which they also enjoyed, they were so enthused by it that they started writing as soon as they got home! I would (and have) recommend(ed) Inkheads to others in the girls' year group.

Jade, (10)

Inkhead is REALLY fun its really imaginative.

Gabri, Mother

Abhay has really enjoyed coming to inkhead. He has been more enthusiastic and motivated towards writing his stories.

Matthew, Student

Writing is not just a piece of paper, writing is a place. Writing is a place where anything is possible, and there are no rules. It’s a place for imagination to go absolutely mad. Everyone has their own little creative writing world. They probably don’t use it properly. But I manage to get into mine every week and that’s brilliant.

Emily Rose Morley, (age 10)

I really enjoyed inkhead. Now I can’t stop writing!

Sherina Morley

Emily has really enjoyed her time with inkhead. She has gained more confidence and learned how to use her imagination.

Sean, (11)

The inkheads have really helped me with my English and I have really enjoyed it.

Mother

My 7-year-old daughter has very nervous about attending the course because she was on her own. However she quickly made friends and she absolutely loved it. She has already shown her stories to her teacher and is looking forward to attending again.

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Happy Valentines Day!! Lets kick the day off with a writing prompt! Once you've invented your robot, try write a valentines note from your robot to another.

Think about what robots would comment on:

'Hark at your shiny metallic hair,
your processing chips are faster than most'
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Hoorayy it’s nearly the weekend! Following up from our mini-Sherlock-title-quiz on Wednesday, lets use the ‘fake’ titles to think about how you would begin your own detective story!

-The Adventure of the Wilted Rose
-A Briefcase in Berlin
-The Adventure of the Men Dressed like Ghosts
-The Adventure of the Man with the Invisible Dog
-The Mystery of the Missing Socks

If you are stuck with how to start, think about who is telling the story, who are they talking about and in what time zone are they speaking from? Is it set in the present day or in a place in a time long ago? Are the 'men dressed like ghosts' the main characters or are they a only a joke who the main character is fooled by? Try joining the titles together and see if you can make an even wackier story!
Good luck everyone, see how you get on!
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ONLY A WEEK LEFT until our half-term crime fiction course!! The course runs from the 14th to the 16th at effraspace and Streatham Library and spaces are filling up fast! If you or anyone you know are interested please send an email to info@inkhead.co.uk by the 11th February ( this Saturday)

How did you all get on!! Did anyone guess all the titles correctly?? Here they are...

1. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box ( Real)
2. The Adventure of the Wilted Rose (Fake)
3. The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (Real)
4. A Briefcase in Berlin (Fake)
5. The Adventure of the Men Dressed like Ghosts (Fake)
6.The Adventure of the Dancing Men (Real)
7.The Hound of the Baskervilles (Real)
8. The Adventure of the Man with the Invisible Dog (Fake)
9. A Study in Scarlet (Real)
10. The Mystery of the Missing Socks (Fake)
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info@inkhead.co.uk
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