Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Courses Coming up . . . The Watermill

The joiner is building more kitchen units - there is even a  space for a cooker and a hob now!  Lots of noise - too much noise - but at least it means progress.

Anyway, people have been asking, and I promised that I would give details of the workshops/courses etc coming up in case anyone wants to  come along to any of them.  I've already mentioned the five session course at Caerleon.  This hasn't been posted on the web site yet, but I've asked the organisers to get on to that.

The course I want to talk about today  doesn't start until October, but I thought you'd want some advance notice of this -it's not the cheapest of courses so yo0u might want to save up for it. 

But it is a course set in one of the most beautiful places I've ever taught - and everyone I've ever heard speak about The Watermill says how wonderful it, and the hospitality offered, can be.

So - here's the info from the official flyer
“Writing Romantic Fiction:
Beyond the hearts and the flowers”
A special week-long creative writing course with best-selling Harlequin, Mills & Boon author
Kate Walker
Saturday 6 October to Saturday 13 October 2012

Your tutor - Kate Walker
Kate Walker has been writing for Harlequin, Mills & Boon since 1984. During that time she has had almost 60 novels published all over the world.

Her recent titles have all been on the Booktrack Top 100 list in America, they have also been on Borders’ Top Ten list for at least two weeks. Her 2010 title The Konstantos Marriage Demand recently won the Best Presents Extra 2010 Reviewers’ Choice Award from Romantic Time magazine.

Kate is also the author of the award-winning 12 Point Guide To Writing Romance (Aber Publishing) which gives an introduction to the essential skills needed to succeed as a romance writer.

During the week Kate will pass on the benefits of her intimate knowledge of what publishers are looking for in a romantic novel. And as well as group presentations and discussions, there will be writing exercises and she will also discuss some of your work with you on a one-to-one basis.

Your creative writing course
Courses at the watermill are designed to help both enthusiastic beginners and more experienced writers. Kate’s course will undoubtedly help you to become a better writer: you will have opportunities to experiment with new techniques and fresh ways to express your thoughts and ideas.

The ethos of the course is creativity and enjoyment, but if one of your aims is to sell your work, you will also learn how to provide manuscripts that are more likely to be accepted by literary agents and publishers. This service and the critique of your work are worth more than the cost of the course!

Prices start at £GBP 1,149 per person per week (based on two people sharing), with a generous discount of £200 for a non-writing partner. Single rooms are £GBP 1,230, or £GBP 1,316 if you want an en suite bathroom.

Everything is included in the course: tuition, accommodation, all meals (including lunches and dinner at nearby restaurants, with local specialities and wine), pick-up and drop-off at Pisa airport and transport to all locations.
“You get to Pisa -- we do the rest!”

There’s more about the watermill and all our courses
or you can email us at
or call (UK number) 020 7193 6246

For more details and the format of the  course check out the special page on the Watermill site here

I was just about to post this when something happened in the work in the kitchen - and all the electricity blew. I'd better post this fast now while I have the power to do so!


PrincessFiona01 said...

Gosh I would kill, or something equally socially unacceptable, to come to a course like this. Such a great location as well. Hope you get lots of interest Kate.

Sharon Archer said...

The course and the venue sound absolutely awesome, Kate!

Glad to hear the kitchen is making progress! The end product with be great but oh, the pain while the renos are happening!



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