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Friday, 26 March 2010

Della Galton Courses

The fabulous Della Galton has some really interesting courses coming up. Highly recommended for anyone keen to improve their writing.

Characters and Settings - 17 April, 2010

How do you make your characters and settings come alive? This is a workshop based course where you will learn different ways of bringing characters and settings to life. Whether your setting is spooky or idyllic and your character hero or anti hero, this course should help with their creation. We will also look at word craft.

Rejections to Sales - 8 May, 2010

This course will look in detail at what editors want and why they reject short stories.

It requires students to bring along a previously rejected short story for criticism and advice. 1800 words max please. You will need to bring a short story to gain full benefit from this course. It is NOT for the faint hearted. But if you really want to know what went wrong, then this is the course for you.

The Sex Factor Three - 19 June, 2010

This course will focus on how to write sex scenes, both for short stories and longer fiction. We will explore the dangers of being too ethereal or being too graphic. We will look at language, logistics and the importance of plot.

Brave students may bring along a previously written sex scene to read out for constructive criticism – no more than 800 words, please. (This is not mandatory)

All courses are held at Kinson Community Centre, run from 10.00 am til 4.00 pm and cost £35.00

For further information, please see Della's lovely new website.


How to Write and Sell Short Stories by Della Galton is published by Accent Press, price £9.99


Carol said...

They sound interesting!! I do wish I could write....

C x

Bernadette said...

These are too far away for me, but they do sound interesting.
I certainly wouldn't be brave enough to read out a sex scene - I find it hard enough writing them down!!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

I went on one of Della's courses at Caerleon last year and she was lovely.

Talli Roland said...

Thanks for the details! The courses sound very interesting.

Kath McGurl said...

We were talking about her sex education (ahem) course last night. Sounds like everyone has a bit of a laugh on it!

You beat me to it, Helen. I was going to advertise these courses - will now just post a link here!

DJ Kirkby said...

Della's courses are really affordable aren't they? Such a nice surprise as you'd expect someone with her talent to charge a lot more for her courses.

Tamsyn Murray said...

I think I might need some sex lessons :)

Suzanne Ross Jones said...

Sadly too far away to attend the courses - but I have the book (brilliant) and am seriously considering the critique service.


HelenMWalters said...

Carol - yes, they all look really good.

Bernadette - I've never even written one!

Debs - she is completely lovely.

Talli - they are definitely worth a look.

Womag - I think you'd have to laugh really ...

DJ - yes, I was pleasantly surprised about that, for me the travel is expensive so it's good the actual courses are so reasonable.

Tam - ahem!

Suzanne - if you can't get to the courses I would definitely give the critique service a go.