Friday, January 22, 2016

Workshops and Courses with Nikki Moore

We both enjoy attending workshops for writers and thought it would be a splendid idea to run a series for members to find out more about these resources. Who better to write our new series than the lovely Nikki Moore. Thank you for agreeing to fit this task into your already busy schedule, Nikki.

A belated Happy New Year everyone. I hope 2016 has been kind to you so far.
I was thrilled when the lovely ladies who run the RNA blog – Elaine Everest and Natalie Kleinman - asked me to join the team and write a monthly post about writing workshops and courses that might be of interest to our members, as well as the wider writing community.
I’m even more delighted to kick off the series with a post about the workshop I’ll be co-running with award winning author Sue Moorcroft next month. (She also happens to be my aunt so it’s doubly a pleasure to do this workshop with her). For the four years that I was on the New Writer’s Scheme pursuing a publication contract, I didn’t dare dream of a day that I would be delivering workshops for aspiring writers or to published authors who want to improve their knowledge of the writing craft, so 2016 is an exciting time for me.
Without further ado, here’s what you need to know.

Workshop Title:

How to Write and Sell Your Novel’ with Romantic Novelists Sue Moorcroft and Nikki Moore.
Workshop Details: Thursday 18th February 2016, 10 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. at the Limes Hotel, Park Road, Swanage, Dorset (BH19 2AE). This is part of the annual Purbeck Literary Festival. More details about the festival can be found here.

What the Tutors Say: This fun, interactive one-day course is designed to arm participants with the writing and storytelling techniques particular to novel writing.

Enjoy a practical workshop with two experienced novelists who will share their knowledge and experience, looking not only at writing and storytelling, but at genres, submission techniques and the publishing world. Expect practical exercises, talks, group forums and Q & A. Bring your writing materials of choice.

Aimed at: Aspiring authors who are planning to write a romance novel, or people who have written a novel and want to take the next step and sell it. This may also suit published novelists who are interested in switching to the romance / women’s fiction genre.

Course Tutors:

Sue Moorcroft

Award winning author Sue Moorcroft writes contemporary women’s fiction with occasionally unexpected themes. The Wedding Proposal, Dream a Little Dream and Is this Love? were all nominated for Readers’ Best Romantic Read Awards. Love & Freedom won the Best Romantic Read Award 2011 and Dream a Little Dream was nominated for a RoNA in 2013. Sue’s a Katie Fforde Bursary Award winner, a past Vice Chair of the RNA and editor of its two anthologies.

Sue also writes short stories, serials, articles, writing ‘how to’ and is a creative writing tutor. Her latest book is The Wedding Proposal.

You can find out more about Sue via her website or Twitter @suemoorcroft

Nikki Moore

A devoted Dorset girl, Nikki Moore has a HR day job, two kids and a lovely boyfriend to keep her busy alongside the writing. Published mainly by HarperImpulse, she’s the author of the #LoveLondon series, which has been in the Top 100 short story charts on Kobo and the Top 20 in the Amazon UK bestsellers Holiday chart.

Nikki was a finalist in a number of writing competitions from 2010 to 2012 and her debut novel Crazy, Undercover, Love was shortlisted for the RNA Joan Hessayon (New Writer’s) Award 2015. Valentine’s on Primrose Hill (the third #LoveLondon novella) was shortlisted for Best Short Romance in the Love Stories Awards 2015. She also has a story in the bestselling RNA/Mills & Boon anthology Truly, Madly, Deeply. Nikki is a strong supporter of aspiring authors, loves to chat about writing and reading, and can often be found on Twitter when she should be writing.

You can find out more about Nikki via her blog or Twitter @NikkiMoore_Auth

Booking details: 
Tickets are £25 per person including a buffet lunch and are available from the Swanage Tourist Information Centre (Tel. 01929 422885) or the Discover Purbeck Information Centre (Tel. 01929 552740). Alternatively you can book online here

Why not treat yourself to an inspiring start to the year?

What a bargain! 

Good luck with your workshop, Nikki and Sue.

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  1. A great post, Nikki. Sadly I can't attend this one (what a bargain!) but I'm really looking forward to the rest of the series.

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  3. Great post! I'm really looking forward to the 18th of February. It's exciting to see people on social media talking about it. x

  4. Lovely to see this post spotlighted on Twitter today.

    Thanks for having me on the blog ladies - look out for my next workshop/course post in mid-Feb!

    Nikki :)

  5. I am so envious. I wish I could come.