Saturday, April 26, 2008

Writing Workshop - Lincoln

In the comments section, Alice asked:

What happens at one of your workshops, Kate? Will it be like a lecture or do we exchange ideas and do writing exercises?
Alice - the answer is a bit of all three.

The workshop at the Lincoln Book Festival is on Saturday May 17th. Here are the details :



The 12-Point Guide to Writing Romance

Start time: 2pm - 4pm
Join Kate Walker as she discusses how to write romance while launching the second expanded edition of The 12-Point Guide to Writing Romance.


Location: Lincoln Drill Hall

Admission cost: £6/£4
Tel: (01522) 873894

We have two hours as you see. So there will be some talks on writing (by me) some writing exercises, and I'm sure there will be some discussion as we talk about these and question and answers as needed. I will be covering the 12 Points to writing romancebut obviously I won;t be able to go into them all in detail in the time - so the new edition of the 12PGTWR2 will be on sale for anyone who wants to take things further.
Make sure you bring pen and paper for the exercises!
I hope I'll see you there.
Then in the evening you will be able to get more information about Mills & Boon and writing romance when we have our celebration of Mills & Boon in the evening


100 Years of Romancing Readers




Start time: 6pm - 7.30pm


Join in the festival's celebration of 100 years of Mills and Boon and meet romance authors

Kate Walker,

Trish Wylie,

Natasha Oakley and

Kate Hardy.


Location: Lincoln Drill Hall

Admission cost: £5/£3
Tel: (01522) 873894


We will all answer questions, talk about our writing careers, discuss the different lines, the history of the company . . . There will be drinks, books will be on sale and the authors will all sign them for you if you want.

Also - here's the big new announcement - we will then be drawing the raffle for the Biggest Box of Romance ever offered as a single prize.


How would you like to win 85 (yes that's right EIGHTY FIVE brand new romance novels, most of them signed by the authors? Books from every line and from authors all over the world.


For the whole of the Lincoln Festival period - May 9th -17th 2008, the Festival Bookshop will be selling raffle tickets to win this huge prize. So many wonderful authors I know have donated books to this fabulous prize.


Proceeds from the raffle will go to Breast Cancer Research a charity that Mills and Boon have been connected with for years now.


Just as soon as I get pictures of the piles of books we have on offer I'll post them here.


Sorry - but because of postage costs involved etc it will be impossible for us to open this to international readers.


And finally, I got thrill today when I finally got to see these new covers - both coming in August.




First of all there is my novella, The Duke's Secret Wife - this title is part of the Mills & Boon 100th birthday collection.



And in the same month, my trilogy The Alcolar Family will be published with all three titles in one By Request anthology. And I finally got to see the cover . So here it is



My friend and fellow Presents author, Trish Morey will recognise this cover - hmmm, Trish?? ; O )

4 comments:

2paw said...

Oh my very favourite trilogy, how wonderful!!! I do so love those stories!! Do you think we wil get the special Novellas here?? I hope so.

Virginia said...

Love the covers!

Jan Jones said...

Well, you know what they say, Kate - good covers are there to be used. And used again. And again.

Trish Morey said...

oh Kate, haven't been by a few days and nearly lost my eyeballs - LOL - you got my favourite cover - isn't it a beauty? No wonder they wanted to use it again - I'm chuffed it's on such a great collection.

And sorry to hear you've been in the wars. Been a bit that way around here too. Hopefully things are on the mend at last.

All best to you!

 

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