What do people say about our courses, conferences and tutors? Read on... (we're blushing!)

Write by the Beach Conference, March 2016

Fantastic quality event. Intimate, access to great balance of content, and a perfect venue/location to host it.  

Excellent organisation, value & refreshments. Fascinating that every session brought attention to BRAND! 

A really informative, educative and inspring day. The opportunity to pitch to an agent of great value. I learned a lot. 

A very enjoyable & informative day.  

Friendly, informative & thoroughly enjoyable.  


Well done – a great day well worth coming for. Friendly & inspiring.  

Exceptionally friendly, helpful & professional. 

Was really impressed by the value for money and the quality of the speakers.  

Lovely to attend a local event run by local authors & speakers.  

I was reassured & inspired by the agents’ love of books and passion to get the good books to market. I feel more confident in approaching an agent in the future. 

The session with the agents was really fascinating & the one to one was a great item and very rewarding.  

I loved it!  

Inspiring location. Delicious food. Professional and passionate. Makes me want to go home and finish that novel.  

Do another one next year!

Writing for TV & Radio with Sue Teddern

My creative spark has been rekindled and I've been shown some new directions.

Excellent workshop. Great level of expertise and experience but without ego.

A brilliant overview of scriptwriting!  

I found it so useful to be with experienced people who knew what they were talking about.


Fiction-writing with Araminta Hall

At the end of the six weeks, I have emerged a more confident writer , knowledgeable about the vital rules of fiction and clearer about my place in the creative writing world. I found Araminta's  style to be open, well paced and informative . I enjoyed her facilitation of the group; it created a safe space for us to offer feedback and ideas to each other. 

What I haven't conveyed here is the laughter and encouragement that we all shared , and the definite sense of progress we each took away. So, well done , thank you and good luck to Araminta and my course - mates. This was an excellent investment in a profound learning experience.

I really looked forward to class every week. Araminta encouraged and engaged with everyone's writing, no matter the topic, skill, or genre.

I have just finished a creative writing course with Araminta Hall and I am amazed at how much I learnt in 8 weeks. The course was informative, great fun and engaging, but always focused on the fundamentals of good writing. Gaining feedback on my work as the weeks progressed meant I could really grasp the basics, such as of ‘show not tell’ and point of view, even though I knew the theory already. 

I would recommend the course to anyone with an interest in writing - at whatever level - and fully intend to take future courses too. 

The fiction course was a much-needed shot in the arm. Araminta is a brilliant teacher. She exudes an infectious eagerness for good writing and inspired us all to do our very best. I’ve met some lovely people, untangled my novel, published a short story and am halfway through a radio play.  Can’t say fairer than that!

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