12th to 14th June 2020 – Cirencester

Nature Writing is all about capturing the world around us. Whether you write about animals, plants, landscape, travel, memoir, local history, or poetry, capturing the world around us is important. From learning how to be more observant, through to choosing the right words to describe what we see, this course will help you see more of the world around you, and capture it in your writing. 

If you have an idea for a nature piece, or you already have a piece you’d like to bring with you, then come along and we’ll work on it over the weekend. (Simon is happy to look at delegates’ work prior to the weekend.)

Course Organiser

Name: Lois Maddox – Relax & Writer

Website: www.relaxandwrite.co.uk

Email: loisbm@aol.com

Telephone: 01454 773579

Course Venue

Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester

Course Breakdown

This course is for any writer of any skill level. It’s designed to help you develop your nature-writing skills and improve your chances of success in this market.

Friday 12th June 2020

5pm to 6pm – Introduction: Meet fellow guests. What is nature writing and why is it so popular?

Saturday 13th June 2020

9.45am to 10.45am – Observation: How to be more observant. Practical exercises (outside, hopefully!)

11.30am to 12.30pm – Senses. Adding zest to your nature pieces. Make your readers feel as though they are looking over your shoulder.

2.45pm to 3.45pm – Show, don’t tell. How creative non-fiction can make your nature writing come alive.

4.30pm to 5.30pm – Detailing nature – using the right adjectives, nouns and adverbs.

Sunday 14th June 2020

9.45am to 10.45am – Capturing nature – photography and videos. Creating your own natural library.

11.15am to 12.30pm – Creating bigger projects – from articles and blogging to books. Final Q&A.


Approx £250 (includes all accommodation, food and tutoring). For exact cost contact Lois Maddox.


To book your place, please contact Lois Maddox, Course Organiser, whose details appear at the top of the page.

Course Content Query

If you have any queries concerning the content of the course, please feel free to drop me an email via the Contact page (http://thebusinessofwriting.co.uk/contact) and I’ll try to answer as quickly as possible.

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