But now the decorator is packing up his pasting table and step ladders and hopefully we'll have the house to ourselves for a while. Until the new wardrobes are put in! The bedroom wallpaper looks lovely as do the hall, stairs and landing and I'll be able to move a chest of drawers, bookshelves and dressing table back into the places they belong over the weekend.
It seems impossible that it is actually a week since I was just starting to teach on the weekend course of Advanced Romance Writing at Fishguard in Wales. I ha d a fabulous time there! Teaching this
I have to send special thanks to Melissa, Vasiliki, Sallyann, Melanie, Marie, Sonia, Andrea, Kim, Fiona, Nerys, Jenny, Claire, Ingrid for sharing the weekend with me - and for your lovely card and gift. I was so touched to receive that. Thank you! I shall hope to find something special to celebrate with the champagne!
I always love my weekends (or weeks in the summer) spent beside the sea on the Welsh coast and I'm already looking forward to teaching the Complete Romance Writing Course at the Fishguard Bay Hotel in July ( Monday 25th July - Saturday 30th July 2016). There are still some places available on this course this year - and there are also some day delegate plac
But if you're interested in the Advanced Romance Writing Course in 2017 then better make enquiries now! I'm not exactly sure how many spaces are free for next year - yes I did say that - for 2017! - but I think there are only one or two available right now as almost everyone booked up again after this year's event. Details and booking forms are available on the Writers' Holiday web site
But I must also let you know about the other courses coming up this year so I'll post the details over the next couple of days - but basically they are these:
15 - 17 APRIL 2016 at THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY CIRENCESTER
Beginning Middle and End
13 - 15 MAY 2016 at THE HAYES CONFERENCE CENTRE SWANWICK DERBYSHIRE
The Writer's Repair Shop with Kate Walker
A course for those with work in progress.
14 -16 OCTOBER 2016 at The Hayes Conference Centre Swanwick Derbyshire.
All inclusive fee for these courses £249
Focus on Writing Romantic Fiction A RETREAT.
Details for these courses, and to book - go to the Relax and Write web site
And of course I will be back at Fishguard in July for the
FISHGUARD BAY HOTEL July
The Complete ROMANCE Writing Course
This course is intended to provide information and advice for anyone who wants to learn how to write a popular romance genre novel. It gives an introduction to all the skills needed for success, from creating realistic characters, sustaining pace and conflict, packing emotional punch, writing sex scenes and crafting a satisfying ending. While the focus may be on romance novels, the techniques – dialogue, characters, tension, pacing, settings, hooks etc. will also be relevant to all forms of popular fiction.
Bookings for this course and a summer week by the sea at: Writers’ Holiday web site http://writersholiday.net/