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Sue JohnsonMy name is Sue Johnson and my aim is to help you create your own ‘toolkit’ so that you can achieve your full potential as a writer. Firstly you need to think about why you want to write – and what you’re prepared to give up in order to achieve your ambition. For instance, missing two television programmes a week could give you two hours extra writing time.

No matter how busy you are, it should be possible to find fifteen minutes a day to jot down some basic ideas. This was all I started with during a very hectic period of my life with three young daughters.

I am a published poet, short story writer and novelist. My short stories have appeared in Woman, My Weekly, Woman’s Weekly, Take a Break: Fiction Feast, Chat – it’s fate, The People’s Friend and That’s Life – Australia.

My first two novels and first poetry collection were published by Indigo Dreams Publishing. My third novel was published by Endeavour Press in March 2017.

I am a Writing Magazine Creative Writing Tutor and also run my own brand of writing workshops at Number 8 Community Arts Centre, Pershore and at various other locations in Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire.

I am a great believer in recycling ideas – what begins as a poem can be re-created as lyrics for a song, a piece of flash fiction, a short story or a scene from a play or novel. I have self-published a series of four ‘Writers’ Toolkit’ booklets and two visualisation CDs. These are designed to help and inspire both new and experienced writers.

The space inside your head is a place of enchantment – a series of pathways leading to creative ideas. Using a series of exercises designed to stimulate the imagination, my workshops aim to help you discover these pathways and make full use of the ideas you collect on your journey.

Begin that journey now.

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