Tag: writing

Time: 9:30am -17:30pm
Location Stour Space
Address: 7 Roach Rd, London E3 2PA

9:30am – 5:30pm Creative projects and art funding consultancy drop in sessions all day

Jamie will be available to give 1-to-1 feedback and consultation on specific creative projects. He will be advising on how to frame a project in a way that makes it more eligible for funding and making suggestions for potential collaborators and platforms. Jamie will be sharing his own feedback, experiences and lessons learnt with you so you can take the important steps forward to realising and executing your dream project.

Email us to book a 30 min slot, or just turn up on the day!

Time: 6:30pm – 8pm
Location Stour Space
Address: 7 Roach Rd, London E3 2PA


  • 6:30 – 6:45 Open Networking: Coffee and teas served
  • 6:45 – 7:15 Presentation: Writing For Comics & Graphic Novels
  • 7:15 – 7:45 Activity: Artist/Writer Speed Networking
  • 7:45 – 8:00 Drinks & Networking to close

6:45 – 7:15
Having recently transitioned into writing for comics from writing for screen and prose, Jamie Rhodes will give an insight into the key things writers should know about the writing side of creating comics. Jamie will share with you the devices and techniques at a writer’s disposal and how the medium compares to other writing crafts.

About Jamie Rhodes
Jamie is a writer and Co-Chair of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain’s London & SE region. He has worked with Arts Council England, National Trust, Koneen Säätio, EM Media, IdeasTap, Arvon Foundation, Spread the Word, and the British Library. Find out more about him and his work here: https://thisisjamierhodes.com/

7:15 – 7:45
After the talk, there will be a writers-artists speed dating event! You may have a great story for a comic and would love to team up with a talented artist, or perhaps you are an artist looking to partner with a writer who can bring greater storytelling insight into your work. Writers and artists are notoriously solitary creatures, don’t miss this opportunity to meet a potential collaborator!

7:45 – 8:00:

An essential learning experience for anyone involved in literature and creative writing! Learn how to get funding from grant-giving bodies in order to finance your writing, and how to adopt a strategic approach to building a creative writing career. In this intimate evening class, we will look at:

  • Different sources of funding for writers in the UK.
  • How to frame your creative writing work to make it more eligible for funding.
  • Ways of building networks with large literary organisations in order to support your writing goals.
  • You will also receive bespoke development notes on specific ideas that you would like to find funding for.*

The class will be taught be Jamie Rhodes, Chair of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain’s London & SE region. Jamie is a professional writer who has received funding and support from many organisations including: Arts Council England, The British Library, Spread the Word, Arvon Foundation, IdeasTap, EM Media, and The National Trust. See www.thisisjamierhodes.com for more information about Jamie’s background and work.

The class will be seminar-style with discussion, idea sharing, and feedback. Drinks and nibbles are included and there will be time for networking afterwards.

In order for participants to get the most out of the class places are extremely limited, so book soon!


*In order to receive bespoke development notes on a specific idea, please submit a short summary (no more than a page, no less than a paragraph) to [email protected] one week before the class.


Writers Tips

It’s a solitary life as a writer, which for me is one of the perks, but knowing where to turn to for that extra support when times are tough is vital.


I thought it might be useful for other writers to have a resource of information on where this support can be found, and so have created a section on my website dedicated to this. Writers can find details of some UK-based organisations I regularly engage with or can recommend from experience.

Writer Development Agencies

UK Trade Unions

Literary Organisations

If you have any suggestions for others or would like to be listed, please get in touch!

Video / Writers Tips

More advice given to me by my mentor, Karrie Fransman, for writers looking to transfer their skills to Graphic Fiction from other mediums.

The script should inspire the artists with the strength of the story and ideas, whilst not going as far as telling them HOW to draw the panels. The artists will be much more excited about the project if they can explore their creative vision too. This will result in a better finished piece.

There are lots of resources (including links to free script writing software) on comic book writer Antony Johnston’s website:

Follow the project on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr or visit the project website for more information.

Image credit – Wikihow

Diary / Video

Update from week 3 at the castle!

I went out with the Head Ranger and got some fantastic material, not just for this project but inspiration for future work too.

There is no substitute for learning directly from an expert when researching a story. By spending time with different members of the National Trust staff here at Scotney Castle, I have been able to discover some very specific details that I would not be able to find in books or online.

Being able to bring such intricate detail to a story will help to create a much richer story-world, and more well-rounded, believable characters.