Find Your Writer’s Voice

Find Your Writers Voice Creative Writing Workshop with Anette Pollner Bookshop Bivar Lisbon July 17

Creative Writing Workshop with Anette Pollner,  Professional Writing Coach.

Every writer has an individual, unique voice.

A voice that tells the story only you can tell.

Every writer needs to find that voice.

But how?

Join us for a set of two interconnected workshops at Bookshop Bivar where we will write surrounded by hundreds of books, and let your own unique writer’s voice emerge.

We learn writing from others, from listening, from reading. When we start out, we imitate what we have learned. So it is not surprising that, for many of us, finding our own unique voice is a long, frustrating mission. This workshop teaches you how to let your writer’s voice emerge to do your writing.

This is a practical workshop, and most of our time will be spent writing, using Anette’s special ‘rough writing’ and ‘superfocus’ methods. Refresh your practice with new, unfamiliar creative experiences. Expect to be surprised by what emerges on your page. Learn techniques you can apply every day to cultivate your writer’s voice.

The workshop is suitable for writers of all levels and all genres including non-fiction – all you need is an open mind and a passionate spirit! New stories will emerge, the stories that your unconscious mind is telling you every day – and every night.

The workshop will be structured in two sessions:

  • Session 1: Find Your Writer’s Voice
  • Session 2: Let the Voice Write!

For more information, visit Anette’s website or Facebook page.


Practical information:

When?  Monday 17 July and Wednesday 19 July, 10AM to 1PM

Where?  At Bookshop Bivar, Rua de Ponta Delgada 34A, 1000-243 Lisbon

Cost?  €60 for both sessions if you book before 10 July, €75 after 10 July.

Group size?  The workshop is limited to 10 participants, so please book early to avoid disappointment!

How to sign up?  Send an email to

What to bring?  Please bring some writing materials (you will write a lot!) and your imagination.


Anette PollnerAbout the workshop leader: Anette Pollner is an award winning writer. Her novels have been published in the UK by HarperCollins and the US under various pseudonyms. Anette has been featured by BBC UK, the Telegraph and the London Guardian. During her 15 years in London she studied and later taught creative writing at the City Lit and City University, as well as at the Arvon Foundation and the Groucho Club.



What did former participants say about the previous workshops:

I want to thank Anette for her amazing workshops that teach us to tap into our creativity in new ways. The story ideas I generated in Bangkok grew into my debut historical romance novel for HarperCollins! 

Lenora Bell, best selling romance novelist (‘Disgraceful Dukes’ series), HarperCollins/LittleBrown

This workshop is cleverly designed to take the fear out of writing and show anyone that they can produce a decent piece of writing in a very short time. The techniques also have benefits beyond writing and also into the field of business. Highly recommended for anyone going through the frustration of writing anything.

Charle Chareonphan, Co-Founder HUBBA Thailand

Inspiration can’t be taught — that’s what we’re told. Not quite true. Anette has developed techniques to bring us to a place of readiness where inspiration can and does strike. This short course has been the single best investment I’ve made in my creative writing.

Cait Atherton, writer, Bridport and Fish short story prize winner, UK


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