Just a quick reminder that there's less than a fortnight to go now until my next short story workshop. If you're interested in coming along please get in touch via the email address in my profile.
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.
In other news, I've reviewed Cally Taylor's new novel 'Home For Christmas' on Bookersatz this week. Many of you will have read and loved Cally's first novel 'Heaven Can Wait', so if you've been waiting for the follow up - the wait is over, you can pre order it now!