I'd just got back from the fabulous Writers' Weekend at Fishguard and I had to start concentrating on the new book. This is the second book in the duo that I've called as my working title - The Scandalous O'Sullivan Sisters. Incidentally I had such a fabulous time at Fishguard that I really didn't want to come home. I just can't wait till the next weekend course I'm running so that I can have all the fun, the laughter - and the fantastic discussions all over again. (More of that in a moment)
More fun - and more great discussions of writing/plots/heroes/heroines etc came when we were able to enjoy the great company of the fabulous Anne McAllister when she came to visit us for a weekend while she was in the UK researching her latest book. Anne was made extra welcome by the cats - Ruby who is always friendly, and, unexpectedly, by Charlie the Maine Coon. Charlie
Now I'm busy again - with that second part of the O'Sullivan Sisters' story - and planning the next course I'm teaching. This is coming up just before Easter and it's a weekend with Relax and Write to be held at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester. It's a new course, aimed at anyone writing fiction - and hopefully dealing with the problems that so many people meet when trying to write a novel.
Show don’t tell
When /where to begin
Sagging middleClichés – tropes
Self-editing/reviewing your work
Because it's a 'examine the problem and repair it' course I've called it the
WRITERS’ REPAIR SHOP COURSE
and it takes place the weekend of 7th - 9th April at Cirencester
If you want more details about the weekend - or if you're interested in booking a place on this course. there are already students who have booked ahead, but there are still places left if you're interested. If so, contact Relax and Write on the website here
Now I have to get back to work on the second O'Sullivan Sister and get her story finished - because as well as the Writers' Repair Shop Weekend in Cirencester, I have a couple of other trips away, including one that is a very special trip for me - and for the Babe Magnet - when we head to Leicester . . . . but more about that late.