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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Sunday 26 August 18.*NEW* Summer Workshops Special Offer Get Feedback on Your Short Story (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 email@example.com 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: Short stories for magazines
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
Is it possible to make a full time living writing for magazines? If so, how? I started writing for womags after joining an Adult Education class called Writing for Profit and Pleasure. The teacher was Jean Dynes (she writes as … Continue reading
I am lucky enough to be able to teach creative writing at various venues. This is Woman’s Weekly’s new home at Canary Wharf. How can you fail to be inspired by this view? Tip Number One – Credibility Do the … Continue reading
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
There are so many writing courses around these days. Universities run them, publishers run them, magazines run them. In fact every Tom, Dick and Harry (if you’ll excuse the cliche) runs writing courses. Even the smallest town has a literary … Continue reading
The Short Story Writer’s Toolshed was first published as a series in Writer’s Forum. I later decided to compile it into a handy little book. Here is an extract I thought you might like. How The Toolshed Works Every writer … Continue reading
It’s an honour to welcome Patsy Collins to my blog today to talk about the Womagwriter blog. Patsy is a short story writer and novelist. Like myself, she has always found Womagwriter a brilliant resource for short story writers. So … 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
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