Friday 3 January 2014

A Workshop in 2014 You Might Like...


If you've made any resolutions about attending workshops, and you want to write romance, and you can get to Leeds in May, then the following may be a possibility.

Writing Romantic Fiction with Kate Walker 16-18 May at Weetwood Hall, Leeds.

Kate is a very successful Mills and Boon (Modern) author - there are just too many titles to list, but her next book, 'A Question of Honour', is due out this June...

You may remember my blog post about attending Kate's one day workshop at Nottingham Writers' Club a while ago. If you missed it, then catch up here.

Kate kindly sent me the details of her May workshop so I could pass them on, so here they are.

Writing Romantic Fiction with Kate Walker

Dates:  16 - 18 May 2014

Place: Weetwood Hall LEEDS

Cost: £240 (Weekend residential- see the workshop page link below for more information and contact details.)

Romantic Fiction is big business.  This course is intended to provide information and advice for anyone who wants to learn how to write romantic fiction.  It gives an introduction to all the skills needed for success, from initial research to the final submission of the typescript. The courses are informal and fun.

•             Creating realistic characters
•             Sustaining pace and conflict
•             Packing emotional punch
•             Writing sex scenes
•             Crafting a satisfactory ending.

If you're just starting out writing romance, or you’ve written a manuscript or two but are not yet published and are interested in honing your skills, this course is for you.

For further information Contact Lois Bird-Maddox ‘Relax & Write’ Course Organiser
Further details:

There is a day visitor option, so contact the organiser for details...

I know that many of the writers, who attended Kate's workshop at my local writers' club, found it beneficial, giving them the confidence to start writing a romance, or for those already working on their stories to start submitting them.

Even if you can't go to a workshop like this weekend one, there are lots of one day workshops or courses being run by writers' groups and writing organisations in the UK.

Do look around for what's available, and book early- please don't leave it to the last week or few days - many organisers frequently have to pay room hire charges ahead of the date, and if there aren't enough bookings it can result in cancellation of the workshop.

(I speak from experience of organising workshops last year...)

If you do attend any workshops or courses, enjoy them, and put what you learn into practise; find what works for you and build upon it.

Happy New Year!!! :)

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles/


Rosemary Gemmell said...

I heard Kate at a one-day conference some years ago and she's well worth listening to for anyone in that area! Hope your writing year has got off to a good start, Carol.

Helen Baggott said...

Sounds like an excellent workshop.

liz young said...

I wish! Happy New Year, Carol.

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Carolb said...

Thank you, Rosemary.
Yes, anyone who attends Kate's workshops will learn from it.

My household returns to normality Monday/Tuesday, so I'll be back to the writing then. :)

Helen, my local club only had a one day workshop with Kate, and there was so much we all learnt in that time, so a weekend one should be even better...:)

Happy New Year, Lizy.
Hopefully I'll come across some events/competitions you can take part in this year.

Patsy said...

Happy New Year, Carol.

Carolb said...

Happy New Year to you too, Patsy. Hope 2014 continues to be a successful year for you. :-)