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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