What a privilege to spend a day with Carmel Bird at the Newcastle Writers Festival 2016!
Joined by a small group of keen writers, we discussed inspiration, the elements of short story writing, created our own short stories and were honoured to explore our creations in a one-on-one tutor session with Carmel, as well as sharing our work with each other.
It was loads of fun with some friendly rivalry as we vied for Carmel’s prestigious shortlist and a crack at winning the first prize: the amazing Yellow Eggcup! Congratulations to the winner by the way!
I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and soaked up the atmosphere of inspiration and creativity, which has strengthened my motivation to keep on writing!
Thanks Carmel for sharing your knowledge, humour and a wonderful day.