Coming up in August: free writing webinar and more…
Coming up in August: Free writing webinar and more. Writing isn’t easy. It’s a long, arduous, and often lonely journey. It requires a great deal of courage, resilience and dedication from the writer. And, as we know, difficult journeys often require help from companions and mentors. Finding the right support can mean the difference between the success and failure of your writing project.
All About Writing is here to support you on your writing journey. Wherever you are on your writing journey, we can offer you companionship and help. From our free marketing for authors webinar and Partners in Crime group, to our Flagship Creative Writing Course, and the highlight of our year, the Venice Writing Retreat, we have something to offer you, no matter your needs, or budget. Have a look at what we’ve got coming up:
Free Partners in Crime group
Our free Partners in Crime group, led by award-winning crime writer Michele Rowe, is designed to bring fans and writers of crime together.
Joining this group will give you a place to:
- Surround yourself with others who are passionate about the genre.
- Discuss the diverse forms that the crime genre encompasses.
- Debate why are we so fascinated by crime stories.
- Explore the craft and techniques that the best crime writers use.
Writers’ Circle – 15 August
Become part of our inner circle of writers and receive the support and companionship you need without breaking the bank.
Joining our inner circle of writers gives you:
- Monthly writers’ circle meetings where you can read out a piece of writing and receive immediate feedback.
- On-going support and the companionship.
- Access to a library of writing resources.
Memoir Workshop – 17 August
At the monthly memoir workshops, Joanne Hichens, author the best-selling memoir Death and the After Parties, mentor you on your memoir writing journey.
The monthly workshops will give you:
- A discussion and an exercise about an aspect of writing memoir.
- Personal feedback and answers to your questions from Joanne.
- Support and guidance on your memoir writing journey.
Announcing an early bird special for our Creative Writing Course
Take advantage of our early bird special of less 20% on our flagship Creative Writing Course starting on 9 November. Join either the live via Zoom or the online version.
- The Creative Writing Course is designed to provide you with the skills, tools and inspiration every writer needs to tell their own story.
- It’s ideal for aspiring writers eager to start on their journey, and established writers looking to refresh and hone their skills.
Eight weeks to go to our Venice retreat
Picture it: Venice in Autumn, with all your daily needs taken care of. Time to think, to dream, to write – whether you’re at the development stage or already well into your writing.
The retreat will give you:
- Time to write, away from the stresses and distractions of everyday life, in an inspiring environment.
- Daily writing craft discussions and personal one-on-one mentoring from either Jo-Anne, Richard or Fred.
- A truly Venetian home from home with the delights of Venice on your doorstep.
Marketing for authors webinar
Getting your book published might be the end of the journey but it’s just the beginning of a new journey – marketing.
- Join the debate about the role authors have to play in their book’s success, whether published independently or traditionally
- Learn more about how to market your work successfully with Nkanyezi Tshabalala from Pan Macmillan and, authors Cathy Park Kelly and Tony Park.
Practice your writing with our Flash Fiction Challenge
The best way to improve your writing is through practice and a great way to do that is to enter our latest Flash Fiction Challenge.
Here is the challenge:
Write a scene in which your character finds themselves in a crisis/emergency situation. Show us how your character responds. Your character does not necessarily have to be the hero of the piece.
- Don’t explain your character’s thoughts and feelings, allow these to be revealed through the scene.
- Allow us to experience the scene, in all its sensory detail. Use sight, sound, smell, feel, and possibly taste.
- Use small, specific, details to show big events and emotions.
- In fast paced, action filled scenes, slow down.
- Don’t think about what you would do in this situation. Think about your character and the kind of choices they might make.
We look forward to being part of your writing journey.
The All About Writing Team