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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Tag Archives: tips on writing
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
Motivation – one of my favourite subjects. Motivating yourself to write should be easy, shouldn’t it? After all, we want to write. Don’t we? So why is it so difficult to get started? Recognise any of these excuses – er hem, … 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
Publishers and agents like to categorise novels into genre. Partly so they know which shelf to put your book on at the library/bookshop. Genre refers to the type of story you’re writing. Here are some of the most popular genres … 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
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
Flash Fiction is a term that can be applied to anything under 1000 words but more usually it’s shorter. For the purposes of this blog let’s say between 300 and 500 words. It shouldn’t be anecdotal, i.e. it should still … Continue reading
Got an idea for a story? Write more than one opening paragraph – it takes the pressure off having to get it perfect. Keep writing openings until you feel the inspiration kick in. This can sometimes take me a while. … Continue reading