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Saturday, 1 October 2011

Moving On!

My new workshop Moving On is launched this month. It was inspired by participants on my first workshop Insight Into The Women's Magazine Market who felt they wanted a course that would move them on with their writing.

However there's no need to have done the Insight course before doing this one, so please do feel free to get in touch if you think it might be for you. Here are the full details.

Moving On Short Story Workshop – 29 October 2011, 10.30am to 4pm


This course will be practically based and will help participants work towards the first draft of a story for their chosen women’s magazine market. They will receive a critique of their story once they have had a chance to finish it after the course.

The course is partly aimed at people who have attended my ‘Insight’ workshop and want to build on what they have learned about writing for the women’s magazine market but it is also suitable for people who already have some experience of the market and want to polish their skills.

We will cover:

Coming up with a killer idea including mind-mapping and treasure-mapping techniques;
Thinking of a great title, but not being afraid to let go of it;
The difference between a twist and a surprise;
Creating great characters and writing convincing dialogue;
Using themes and motifs to lift your story out of the ordinary.

The cost will be £35 and will include lunch.

I'm also excited to announce that I will be talking about writing short stories for women's magazines at The Festival Of Romance on Friday 21 October. You can find more details about that here. http://festivalofromance.co.uk/

Finally, I've posted a new review on Bookersatz today. It's of Spider's Revenge by Jennifer Estep so please pop over and have a look. http://bookersatz.blogspot.com

(Apologies for lack of proper links, Blogger doesn't want to play ball this morning.)


Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

I saw that you were going to be at the Festival of Romance. I would have loved to attend your workshop, but unfortunately won't be able to make it.

HelenMWalters said...

Wish you could be there, haven't seen you for ages x

Talli Roland said...

Yay! Can't wait to meet you at the Festival.