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Q: I've never done any creative writing before. Are these workshops for me?
A: Most classes and courses are mixed-level and writers of all levels and experience are welcome. For some course, such as our Advanced Fiction Workshops, we will ask to see a sample of your writing to make sure that it's the right course for you.
Q: How do the online sessions work?
A: On receipt of payment, we'll send the Zoom link for the session. If you can arrive a minute or two early, we'll be able to make a prompt start. The session will usually be a combination of writing and discussion, sometimes going into breakout rooms.
Q: Do I need to have my camera turned on?
A: Yes, please! When we do the exercises, you are welcome to turn it off. However, for discussion, it's better for our sense of community if we can all see each other. If possible, please sit in a well-lit place.
Q: What if I have to cancel my booking?
If you have to cancel your place on WRITING A NOVEL, WRITING FROM LIFE or ADVANCED FICTION WORKSHOP after the given payment date, fees will only be refunded if we are able to fill the course (in which case we will refund 80% of the fee). If a similar course is running at a later date, it may be possible to transfer the full fee to that course but at least three weeks' notice should be given. If you have to leave the course once it has started, no refund will be made.
We're sorry but refunds are not possible for Craft and Technique sessions. With at least 24 hours' notice, we should be able to transfer your booking to another session.
Q: What if Pebble Beach has to cancel a session?
A: If we have to cancel a session or course we will, of course, provide a full refund. Where possible we will try to run any cancelled events on another date and offer the option of transferring the original booking to this date.
Q: What is the payment method?
A: You can pay by Bacs, credit card or PayPal.