Before my first novel was accepted by a publisher - and it was the first novel I'd ever written - I went on a writing course to Tuscany. Italy, of course, was the main attraction, but I did get a good deal out of the course. It helped to keep me focussed and gave me lots of peer support.
So now I'm off on another workshop, this time as a teacher (I knew I'd never escape!) rather than a student. But still ready to learn from the interesting people that will come. Not Tuscany, it's true, but a whole lot cheaper. If you're interested in writing historical fiction or you're stuck half way through your historical blockbuster, why not give it a whirl?
Here are the details:
Past Perfect! How to Write a Thrilling Historical Novel.
Do you have a passion for historical fiction? Are you hoping to write the perfect historical novel? Join popular author Isabelle Goddard at the Old Ship in Brighton and learn how to plot a riveting tale, with fascinating characters, in a setting your readers will love.
When: Saturday, 1 March 2014
Where: The Old Ship Hotel, on the seafront at Brighton
Fee: £95 (early bird discount: £85 til 31 January)
Booking now on 020 3078 7825 or firstname.lastname@example.org