Creative Writing Introduction – Session 1 – Page 2

How the course will work

Session 1        Introductions.
                        Tackling the Basics
Session 2        4 Types of Writing and Sentence – with quizzes.
                        10 Good ways to start a Story.
Session 3        Forming a Story
Session 4        Trying Poetry
Session 5        Practical Tips.
Session 6        Dispelling 10 Myths.


We are so grateful to have 2 guest experts supporting this course – Kev McPhee and Susan Marshall. They are local and here to help. They will pop up at various times through the course but for now, here’s a little bit about them and why they wanted to write.

Kev McPhee

Kev lives in Shieldhill but was born in Camelon, lived here til he was 8, then returned when he was 15 and lived here for another 7 years.  He has great memories of hearing all the local stories while sitting in local establishments with his dad and grandad.  He is a father with 2 kids and has been a Store Manager for Lidl for 12 years.  When forced to shield during the first Covid lockdown in 2020, he took a journey into writing using the story of his dad who had recently passed away, and self-published his first book.

About Kev
When did Kev think he wanted to write

Susan Marshall

Susan was born in Grangemouth but grew up in England, spending most of her life there, and now lives back in Camelon.  Having enjoyed making her boarding school diaries more of a work of fiction, Susan has always aspired to be a writer.  She is now a published author of a childrens’ book that raised over £250,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital and is a screenwriter and research analyst when needed for Pinewood Studios.  In her spare time, Susan is a volunteer chaplain for the Fire and Rescue Service at Larbert.

About Susan
When did Susan think she wanted to write

Admin and Support Contact

Throughout the course, any questions, concerns, suggestions or comments can be sent to Dan Rous, Community Coach for Our Place Camelon and Tamfourhill.  You can contact him by email at or call 07444 873151.  This will also be the place to send your writing tasks that will be shared with the rest of the course team for review and comment.