OK - so as I've been asked to let you now about my teaching plans for this year - the first course coming up is the Advanced Romance Writing Course in the Winter Weekend and Fishguard but as I said yesterday there's only one place left on that weekend so I'll list the rest of the course planned for this year.
The first one is a weekend course at the Royal Agricultural College Cirencester . That's coming up in April. There has already been quite a bit of interest in this one - so if you are interested in a place on them course, contact Relax and Write and put your name down for it.
RELAX AND WRITE
CREATIVE WRITING WEEKEND COURSE
‘Beginning Middle and End’
Planning your novel from start to finish
15 - 17 APRIL 2016
Attend as a Day Visitor or Residential Member
THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
Was your New Year resolution to ‘write that novel’? Did you start out hopefully, wanting to write the story that was burning in your head ... Only to find that now you’ve slowed down, lost the plot, lost your way, become bogged down in a ‘sagging middle.’ Could you do with a route map - some guidelines to help you find your way?
This course will teach you how to plan out your novel so that you have a much better idea of where you’re going and how to create the best read possible. It will show you how to:
l Start well
l Use opening hooks
l Use a synopsis to keep yourself - and your characters - on track
l Avoid the ‘sagging middle’
l Maintain pace to keep the reader turning pages
l Create a satisfying end - making the reader want more from you
All inclusive fee £245 and includes Sunday Lunch.
For further information Contact Lois Bird-Maddox ‘Relax & Write’ Course Organiser : www.malagaw
Write to: The Secretary, ‘Relax & Write’ 9 (D) Langthorn Close, Frampton Cotterell, Bristol BS36 2JH.
Groups are kept small to benefit from the writing experience. Please let your Writing Group know about our ‘Relax & Write’ weekend courses, which are held at different venues during the year. Book early to guarantee a place. Book early and pay by instalments. Non-participating partners welcome. Free Parking is available.
Also at this weekend:
'Writing the Past' with Stephen Wade
This course is intended to help both fiction and non-fiction writers at all stages of their writing lives. The aim is to provide help and guidance in all areas of writing which is concerned with the past. The course topics include the full range of writing and research skills you need to write in any category about the past. All inclusive fee £245 and includes Sunday Lunch.