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: Questions from Dear Della
This is a question I get asked a lot. Both through my column for Writers’ Forum and also by strangers (and friends) who know what I do. Mostly the people who ask me want to write fiction. (it’s much easier, … Continue reading
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
I can’t believe how long it is since I’ve blogged. So big apologies. Where has the year gone? I think it’s summer isn’t it, although it doesn’t actually feel like it in deepest Dorset right now! It’s all wind and … Continue reading
Another question from my Writers’ Forum postbag. The thorny old subject of money again. £60,000.00? I wish! I don’t think I even know any writers who earn that much but I stand to be corrected 🙂 Q I went on … Continue reading
Here’s another question from a recent postbag at Writers’ Forum. This one comes up quite a bit. We’re talking fictional ones by the way! Q A common cause for the rejection of short stories (I know, because I’ve received many!) is … Continue reading
A couple more question from my post bag at Writers’ Forum 🙂 Q: Do all stories have to feature conflict, resolution and growth, with false hopes and disappointments along the way? I appreciate that a straightforward happy little narrative would … Continue reading
Here is another question from my Dear Della page that I get asked regularly. Q Whenever I submit a short story to a magazine, I give basic details and contact information on the cover sheet. Is it always necessary to … Continue reading
For me, endings have always been the most difficult thing to get right. But a bad ending can ruin an otherwise excellent story. There are all sorts of bad endings. You probably recognise most of these. They don’t really need … Continue reading
Q How do I make my stories less predictable? Particularly if I’m using a common theme, for example, romance? What can be done to stop the reader from working out that the boy and girl who meet at the beginning … Continue reading