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How You Can Improve Your Writing In Just A Week

July 28th, 2017

Several years ago, a teacher friend put one of her ex-students in touch with me for some advice about writing. This lovely young woman had just completed a master’s degree in creative writing and wasn’t sure what to do next – how to progress what she had learned. We had coffee, which somehow slipped into drinks and over a few glasses of wine we discussed the virtues of her course, what she thought she would achieve on it and what she did actually accomplish.  There was, needless to say, quite a short fall between expectation and reality.

Now, I’m not dissing a master’s degree, most definitely not, and the master’s degree that my lovely protégée completed was a good one, an excellent one, from a Russell Group University. In fact I’m not dissing any help a writer can get, it’s a lonely and difficult profession, but what I’d like to discuss here is exactly what we do when we come together on a writing course, what we should hope to achieve and why a week’s course is such a great thing to do; inspiring, motivational and instructive – in ways that an intensive, expensive degree may not be. Read the rest of this entry »




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Is Splashing Out for a Writing Weekend Good Value For Aspiring Writers?

May 19th, 2017

It is coming to that time of the year when we, as writers, start reading about residential writing courses – Festivals, Schools and Weekends. Are they worth it? Some appear to be quite expensive. Will I gain anything for my writing? Who goes? And, aren’t they mainly recreational? What exactly do you get out of it?

If you are new to the game choosing represents a rather daunting prospect. They are varied in what they offer, but I can assure you that some are with experienced, professional tutors and they will work you very hard. So, how will you find the right one for you?

I went to my first Writing Festival in 2002 – the NAWG Festival of Writing at Durham University. And now, thirteen years later, I have two novels published and I am the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Association of Writers Groups (NAWG) and heavily involved with the planning of their annual writing festivals, which has been re-branded NAWGFest 2017. Read the rest of this entry »




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