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We have links with the following Groups & Authors that may be of interest to you: They are Award Winning Authors, experienced teachers of their genre.  There are a selection of Books for sale at the courses and direct from Amazon or the Authors.

www.nawg.co.uk The National Association of Writers' Groups

www.simonwhaley.co.uk Simon Whaley Travel Writer Course Leader Photographer

www.kate-walker.com Kate Walker Writing Romantic Fiction

www.stephen-wade.com Stephen Wade Crime Writer and Family History Writer

www.theTVdetective.com Simon Hall Crime Writer Journalist and Course Leader

www.geraldine-oneill.com Geraldine O'Neill - Author & Course Leader

www.davidgoughphotography.com David Gough Photographer and Course Leader

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Next 'Relax & Write' Courses are at:
Lilleshall Conference Centre
Nr. Newport Shropshire on
16-18 NOVEMBER 2018  
All inclusive fee £255
 
 'Getting Away with Murder' with Stephen Wade
 
 Stephen Wade is a multi-published freelane writer, author of 70 books on true crime (modern & historical). He has taught English and Creative Writing for over 25 years and until recently lectured at Hull University. He has contributed to writing magazines, family history magazines and journals. His latest book with Stuart Gibbon is Crime Writer's Casebook.Edit Text
 
Topics to be covered on the November course:
Researching & planning stories.
Developing characters.
Working out the plot.
Using settings.
Focus on how scenes work.

 
'Writing Creative Non-Fiction' with Simon Whaley
 
 Simon Whaley is an award-winning writer and bestselling author. His articles (and photos!) have appeared in publications such as BBC Countryfile, Heritage, British Heritage (USA), The People's Friends, Cumbria, In Britain, The Observer, Holiday Villas & Cottages and FlyBe Uncovered, and his short stories have been pubnlished in The Weekly News, The People's Friend, Take a Break, Ireland's Own and Take a Break's Fiction Feast. He also successfully sell his images via the Alamy photographic agency.
 
Topics to be covered on the November course:
Discover the history of Creative Non-Fiction.
  Learn the differences between traditional non-fiction & creative non-fiction.
Explore the differences between quotes & dialogue.
Understanding how writing in scenes
can addextra creativityto your structure & writing.
Learn how to question others & step into
their shoes to recount their experiences.
Explore how to choose the right words.
Add zest to your food writing, new frontiers to your
travel writing, life to nature writing
& realism to your autobiography.
And discover how to bend the truth ...
in order to convey the truth!
 
'Write from the Top : The Cream of Poetry' with Alison Chisholm
 
Alison Chisholm is an award-winning poet who has over 800 poems published in magazines, anthologies and ten collections, or brodcast by the BBC Radio 4 Radio Network Northwest and Channel 4 TV. Alison has written textbooks on aspects of creative Writing and the Writers' Bureau poetry correspondence course. She teaches in adult education, gives talks and readings, adjudicates competitions and is poetry correspondent for 'Writing Magazine.' She is an excellent tutor. Her courses are informal and friendly. With plenty of time to develop your writing style, you will receie constructive feedback and guidane on how to express yourself in the written word.
 
Topics to be covered in the November weekend:

The demand for quality.
 Writing Exercises.
Getting the best from your poem.
Group discussion of various aspects
of poetry.
Developing a range of top quality poems.
  Keep the cream rising.
 
'Write that Romantic Novel' with Kate Walker
 
Kate Walker is a well-known Harlequin Mills & Boon author, having published 67 titles for them in the UK, USA and worldwide. She is also the author of '12 Point Guide to Writing Romance,' Kate's workshops can be adapted to any form of popular fiction, and 'Relax & Write' plan weekend courses, two part courses and retreats, so that you can benefit from her expertise in this genre.
Writing Fiction is big business and Kate is an excellent Course Leader of this genre.
 
Topics to be covered in the November course:

Creating realistic characters.
Sustaining pace and conflict.
Packing emotional punch.
Writing sex scenes.
      Crafting a satisfactory ending.
 
2019
12-14 April Cirencester
'Write a Short Story in a Weekend' with Della Galton
'Write the Landscape' with Simon Whaley
Other courses planned:
IN APRIL & OCTOBER
POETRY CRIME MEMOIRS SHELF PUBLISHING
ROMANCE SHORT STORIES

These Courses suit all levels.
They are informal and fun.
Book early and pay by instalments. 
Contact Lois tel 01454 773579
Book early and pay by instalments
Please let your Group know about our 'Relax & Write' Weekend Courses.
Introduce a friend and receive a 'Writer's Goodie Bag' as a Thank You. 
 
For information on your course please contact 'Relax & Write':
PLEASE MAKE YOUR CHEQUE OR TRANSFER TO:
E. L. MADDOX.
 
e-mail loisbm@aol.com  UK tel. 01454 773579
 
Write to: The Secretary, 'Relex & Write', 9 (D) Langthorn Close, Frampton Cotterell, Bristol, BS36 2JH, UK