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A series of creative masterclasses packed with practical exercises, designed to help you flex your writing muscles with Rhik Samadder.

Contrary to popular belief, not every writer creates their best work in the earliest hours of the morning, hanging over the blue light of their laptop with a black coffee and a cigarette in an ashtray. For many, it’s the morning that brings the most potential: when the house is quiet and the mind, uncluttered by the day ahead, is still near enough the unboundaried creativity and imagination of the dream realm.
If this is you (or if you would like it to be), join our special series of prompt-based writing workouts, which invite you to hone your craft in a highly practical setting with special guest tutors. Taking place every week, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from writers who are eager to share their secrets and offer invaluable advice, while also getting words on the page in the peace of the early morning light.
For many, September holds a back-to-school feeling, and this month, we’re pleased to welcome the multi-talented Rhik Samadder as our guest tutor. While many of you will know Rhik from his highly entertaining Guardian columns, he’s also the writer of the Sunday Times bestselling memoir, I Never Said I Loved You, a creative writing tutor and an actor.
Try one masterclass or book the series with a 20% discount - and if the times don’t suit, masterclass recordings will be available for two weeks so you can catch-up or revisit the exercises at your own pace.
By enrolling on this course, you’ll also gain access to the Guardian Masterclasses creative writing online community, where we share bonus content and where you can connect with fellow writers.
This course is for …
Writers and aspiring writers. No experience required. Everybody is welcome – except your inner critic.
Tutor profile
Rhik Samadder is an actor, writer, broadcaster and creative writing tutor. He has worked for the RSC, HBO, BBC and Channel 4. He is a columnist for the Guardian where he created the cult favourite Inspect A Gadget column among others. He writes features for GQ, The Sunday Times and Observer Magazine. His Sunday Times bestselling memoir I Never Said I Loved You is currently being adapted for film.
Course Details
  • Date: Friday 8, Friday 15, Friday 22 and Friday 29 September 2023
  • Time: 8am-9am BST (BST)
A catch up recording will be shared after the class and will be available for two weeks.
This masterclass is available globally. If you are joining us from outside the United Kingdom, please use this time zone converter to check your local live streaming time.
8am BST | 9am CST | 12am PT | 3am ET
You will be sent a link to the webinar 24 hours and 30 minutes before the start time. Please email masterclasses@theguardian.com if you do not receive the access link 24 hours before the scheduled start time.
We aim to make all Guardian Masterclasses accessible to all. If you require any adjustments to enable your participation in this course, please get in touch with us at masterclasses@theguardian.com.
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The 60-minute writing workouts with Rhik SamadderLondon, United Kingdom