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 begins 7 September. But you can join any time. Six week term. £50.00. Beginners and experienced writers welcome
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Saturday 3 November 18. How to Write Brilliant Flash Fiction (Kinson Community Centre, Bournemouth) 10.00 am till 4.00 pm.
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Sunday 25 November 18. How To Write Your First Novel. (Ashcroft Arts, Fareham) 10.00 am till 3.00 pm.
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NEW - Telephone Mentoring Service
By arrangement only. £30 per hour
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Category Archives: plotting
I often get asked if there is any sort of checklist for writing a short story. And yes, I think there is. Here is what I think a short story should include: A character who has a problem/conflict which must … Continue reading
I can’t believe how long it is since I wrote a post! It’s been mad lately. I’ve been writing the last part of my series, The Reading Group. Part Five was the Summer Holiday. Blimey, that was definitely the trickiest. … Continue reading
Recently, a lady wrote in to my Dear Della column in Writers’ Forum and asked me about turning a poem she had written into a story. She wanted to know how to go about it. This is something I’ve done … Continue reading
Plotting was the bane of my life when I started writing. It still trips me up now occasionally, particularly when I’m changing lengths, for example from 1000 to 2000 words. So here are some tips for writing the longer short … Continue reading
Plotting a short story is something that many writers, both new and experienced, find difficult. I include myself in this. It is not always easy, and I say not always, because occasionally we all have those magical days when it … Continue reading
Welcome to week two of the Wednesday Writing Spot. Following last week’s blog about writing the competition short story, I thought it would be helpful to look at one of the elements of writing that is (in my experience) the … Continue reading
When you write a novel, one of the first decisions you need to make is how you are going to undertake to write it. Will you a) Plan out each chapter in detail so that you know exactly what is … Continue reading