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Everyday Magic: The Four Elements of Creativity

  • The London Bridge Hive 1 Melior Place London, SE1 3SZ (map)

Would you like to add a spark of magic to your writing?

In this day-long workshop, we’ll energise our instincts as writers by working holistically with the four elements:

  • Fire – to power our voices and strengthen our intention

  • Water – to evoke feeling and connect with readers

  • Earth – to embody all the senses with detail and action

  • Air – to bring focus and structure to our stories

We’ll explore a variety of writing practices, inspirations, and departure points, including meditation, memory, fairy tales and the tarot. In doing so we’ll summon new powers to free our intuition, and bring depth, texture, and balance to our writing.

This workshop is designed for beginners in search of inspiration as well as experienced writers looking for fresh perspectives and new energy for their writing.

During the year 2019/2020 we will be taking the ideas in this workshop deeper in four new day-long creative writing workshops devoted to Fire (9 November), Water (January), Earth (March), and Air (May). Each workshop stands alone - more information to come.

Workshop Leader:

Andrew Wille is a book doctor and writing teacher. At Little, Brown and as a freelance editor he has published and edited many bestselling and critically acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction. He studied and taught at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder, Colorado, birthplace of the modern mindfulness movement, and draws on contemplative and holistic approaches to creativity in his teaching. He writes fiction and nonfiction, and also blogs and offers resources on writing and publishing at

Andrew has blogged here about the Workshops for Autumn 2019: Four Elements, Food, Fire

Kellie interviewed Andrew about some of his inspirations for an earlier version this workshop on her blog.

And here are posts about a previous version of this workshop from both Kellie’s blog and Andrew’s blog