Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, landscape is everywhere. But are you capturing its essence? Fiction writers need a setting for their characters. Memoir and biography writers need to recount how the landscape affected their subject’s lives. Nature writers need to show the world around us, while travel writers hope to sell a foreign landscape to their readers. Whatever you write, there is no escaping the landscape.

Course Organiser

Name: Lois Maddox – Relax & Writer

Website: http://www.malagaworkshops.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 get the most from the landscape, no matter what you write – fiction, travel, memoir, nature writing, biography, poetry, or any other for of writing.

Friday 12th April 2019

5pm to 6pm – Introduction to everyone in the group. What is landscape?

After dinner: Mapping the Landscape – using a visual representation of the landscape to inspire creativity!

Saturday 13th April 2019

9.45am to 10.45am – Observation exercise – observing the landscape around us. How to capture more detail.

11.30am to 12.30pm – Sensing the Landscape – drawing upon our senses to convey more of the atmosphere.

2.45pm to 3.45pm –Detailing the Landscape – adjectives, nouns and adverbs.

4.30pm to 5.30pm – Telling stories – creating scenes, in fiction or non-fiction, to tell a story of the landscape

After Dinner: Journaling – Capturing the landscape for posterity. (This could get messy.)

Sunday 14th April 2019

9.45am to 10.45am – Weather and atmosphere – how it affects the character of the landscape.

11.15am to 12.30pm – Photographing the landscape – tips for capturing those details you want to remember. Potential Markets. 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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