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: ideas
Do you, by any chance, have a New Year Resolution that involves writing? This idea might help you to keep it. The Rule of Three is one of the most powerful principles I have ever learned. With thanks to Jack … Continue reading
Sometimes a character comes into my head fully formed. Sometimes they are shadowy. Sometimes they are shy like real people and I have to get to know them slowly. Interviewing them is good. These 21 questions are one of my … Continue reading
Today I’m writing about the biggest occupational hazard of being a writer. No, I’m not talking about writer’s bottom! Although that is a hazard, I have to say. Especially when combined with Easter and all the chocolate I’ve recently consumed! … Continue reading
Using the senses in your writing, especially the sense of smell, really helps to take the reader into your story. However, it’s just as easy to be cliché with smells as with any other writing so choose carefully and be … Continue reading
As I mentioned in my last blog I’m busy doing Nanowrimo this month. But as usual I’m writing 50k of short stories in November not a novel. This is more useful for me, being as shorts are my day job. … Continue reading
1. Talent is not as important as authenticity. 2. Editing makes it perfect but raw is sometimes better. Don’t polish out the sparkle. 3. The best way to find your voice is to write more. 4. What comes from the … Continue reading
It’s that time of year again, isn’t it? We set a New Year’s resolution – this year we are going to write the novel, write every day, submit ten short stories a month to magazines. Will we keep them? Well, … Continue reading
I was lucky enough to be teaching with the very lovely Gaynor Davies at Woman’s Weekly last Monday. Here are a list of stories she currently does NOT WANT because a) they have too many already or b) they’d been … Continue reading
Characterisation is the means by which you make your fictional characters appear to be real people. It is probably the most important part of any piece of fiction. If the reader doesn’t care about your character, he or she won’t … Continue reading