Della Galton Writing Courses
Friday Class (Kinson Community Centre, Bournemouth) 10.00 am-12.00 midday.
Writing for the Terrified. Weekly classes ongoing. Current term in progress. But you can join any time. Six week term. £50.00. Beginners and experienced writers welcome
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Saturday 23 June 18. Write A Short Story in a Day (Kinson Community Centre, Bournemouth) 10.00 am till 4.00 pm.
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11 -17th August 18. Scribe A Short Story at Swanwick. (Swanwick Summer School for Writers, Derbyshire)
Residential course. Please book direct with Swanwick. email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or check their website https://www.swanwickwritersschool.org.uk
NEW - Telephone Coaching Service
By arrangement only. £30 per hour
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Category Archives: competitions
Firstly, apologies from me! I haven’t written a blog for too long. I’ve been writing a novel and it was all consuming. It’s now winging its way to publishers via my agent, who loved it. So fingers crossed. More on … Continue reading
Last week I was lucky enough to be teaching at the Writers’ Summer School at Swanwick in Derbyshire. Beautiful place if you haven’t been there. One of my courses was about winning writing competitions. Just for fun we had an … Continue reading
I recently judged the H E Bates Short Story Competition, organised by the Northampton Writers Group. Morgen Bailey is the chair and for today’s Wednesday Writing Spot I’m delighted to welcome Morgen to my blog to give us her tips … Continue reading
I was honoured to be asked to judge the 2013 H E Bates Short Story Competition, and last Friday 17th January I presented the prizes to the winners, which was both humbling (I wish I’d written some of those stories) … Continue reading
On this week’s Wednesday Writing Spot I am delighted to welcome the lovely Morgen Bailey, who has generously agreed to give us an insider’s view of what goes on behind the scenes in the judging of writing competitions. Based in … Continue reading
This is the first of four posts about various aspects of short story writing, which will go out over the next four Wednesdays, in my new Wednesday Writing Spot. I hope they are helpful. I have spent a fair bit … Continue reading
One of the things short story competition judges bemoan the most is that they hardly ever see an original story, or a really original idea. Yet being original is one of the fastest ways to get into the shortlist. Providing … Continue reading
The New Year Resolution That Went Wrong by Karla Brecon You don’t look too clever, Trace? Don’t feel it, Marge. What happened to you? Last year’s New Year’s Resolution, that’s what! Which was? Just say no. And I did. To … Continue reading
Update on 250 word competition – The New Year Resolution that went wrong! Oh my gosh, that’ll teach me to organise a short story competition and only give myself a day to judge it! I was overwhelmed by the volume … Continue reading
Want to win a signed copy of my new book? Just for fun – I am having a short story competition. All you have to do – she says gleefully – is to write a 250 word short story on … Continue reading