Friday, February 19, 2016

Workshops and Groups: Developing Your Novel

Welcome to Nikki Moore who is back with another in our Workshops and Groups series.

It’s hard to believe that we’re already well into February - the year has flown by so far but at least the
evenings are starting to get lighter... With the longer days in mind, if you’re thinking about how to fill your time and are an aspiring writer or published author with a novel-in-progress, why not check out a workshop run by two multi-published RNA members?

Here’s what you need to know;

Workshop Title: 
Developing Your NovelTutored Writing Retreat with Alison May and Janet Gover.

Workshop Details: 
Friday 6th May to Sunday 8th May 2016 at Ettington Chase near Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Workshop Brief / What the Tutors Say: 
The weekend is all about having time and support to work on your novel. There will be a mixture of group workshops, exercises, one-to-one tutorials, and lots of individual writing time, in a fantastic country hotel in the heart of Shakespeare country. We have two tutors leading the workshops who will be on hand all weekend to provide a sounding board, chat about writing or offer a pep talk should you need one.

Aimed at: 
The weekend is aimed at anyone who has a novel-in-progress – whether that’s a finished draft or an idea they want to get started on. Workshops will cover vital writing techniques including character and dialogue, plot structure and setting, self-editing and how to present your book in the best possible light to an agent or editor. Bring your questions and problems. We’ll tailor the weekend to your needs.
Each participant is also invited to submit the opening of their novel for a detailed analysis and one-2-one discussion with Alison or Janet.

Course Tutor Biographies:

Alison May

Alison May is a qualified teacher and writes romantic comedies and award-winning short stories.  She has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Birmingham, and has taught creative writing for colleges and universities, writing conferences and literary festivals. You can find out more about Alison here.

Janet Gover

Television journalist turned award-winning novelist Janet Gover writes women's fiction, romance and
short stories. From horse riding instructor to university lecturer, Janet loves teaching and leads workshops at writing conferences in the UK and abroad. You can find out more about Janet here.

Booking details:
The weekend costs £395, which includes the tutorials, workshops, accommodation, meals and access to the hotel gym and swimming pool. For RNA blog readers, there’s a £25 discount if you book before end of February and quote ‘RNABLOG’ in your email. Bookings close on 7th March.

Full details about the weekend, and Alison’s other courses, can be found here or email Alison  for more information.

Why not treat yourself to a weekend devoted to your novel in beautiful surroundings with like-minded people?

Nikki Moore - Bio
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. Some of her books have also been nominated for awards. 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

Thank you, Nikki and good luck with your workshop, Alison and Janet, we hope you have a great weekend.

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John Jackson said...

I attended Alison & Janet's course last year. The top of my head appears in the distance in the above photo! :).

Highly recommended!

John Jackson

Nikki Moore / Ella Allbright said...

Thanks John for leaving a comment, and glad you enjoyed the workshop :)

Nikki x

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recommendation John. Really glad you enjoyed last year's retreat x