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Dates for courses will be announced in the Magazines, advertisements and Newspaper Features and updated on our Website. Please phone or e-mail if you have any questions.
 Some prices may vary depending on the hotel & conference centre amenities.
Customer Feedback:
Beth B. from Buxton:  "Thank you for a wonderful week in Malaga. So enjoyable and cultural! Improved my Spanish, especially the subjunctive."
Brenda S. from Wirral: "You made my holiday very special. It was Great!"
Tina P. from Jersey: "Thank you for making the holiday so enjoyable. Good mix of social events and learning.  Ideal scenery for photography."
Phyllis G. Isle of Wight: "Stimulating and inspiring. This is my second visit."
Mike W from London: "Brilliant Tutor. Enjoyed the whole course."
Veronica W. from Bournemouth: "Excellent course, keep me in touch with future courses. Excellent food."
Gwen H from Bath: "The course has made me much more confident - very satisfied. Thank you for all your help."
Gary & Joan D. from Ruislip Mddx. "Stimulating course and encouraging tutor.
We had a lovely time.
Elizabeth & David T. from Sussex: "We both enjoyed the painting. Brilliant tutor. Very good accommodation and delicious food."
Angela C: "Excellent thank you all for a brilliant time."
Doreen B. Wirral: "It has fired my imagination. What fun!"
Sheila from Liverpool: "Excellent enthusiastic tuition - going home to write more!"
Dean E from Falmouth: "The course more than met my expectations.  Excellent Photography tutor!  Wonderful scenery."
Jane W. from Bognor: "Perfect group size. Excellent meals.Lovely time thank you."
Helen B. from Worksop Notts: "Excellent grub, terrific group interaction. A happy and satisfying week".
Harry J. from Cumbria: "Lovely time, wonderful scenery, one of my best holidays. I have already booked to come next year!"
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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:
The Royal Agricultural University
12-14 April 2019
All inclusive fee £255
 'A weekend  with Stephen Wade - the Book Doctor'
covering The Craft of Writing & Markets for Writing
 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 course:
Researching & planning stories. Developing characters.
Working out the plot. Using settings.
Focus on how scenes work.

  'Write the Landscape' with Simon Whaley - Author & Photographer
 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 course:
What is Landscape?
Sensing the Landscape - drawing upon all of our senses to convey the whole atmosphere.
Telling Stories - creating scenes, in fiction or non-fiction, to tell a story of the landscape.
Detailing the landscape - adjectives, nouns & adverbs.
How does weather affect our interaction with the landscape?
The landscape as character.
Mapping the landscape - using the visual representation of landscape to inspire creativity.
'Write a SHORT STORY in a weekend - Sell it when you get home'
with Della Galton
Della is no stranger to writing fiction. She has sold hundreds of short stories both in the UK and abroad. She also writes serials for Woman's Weekly, teaches all aspects of fiction writing.
Her course are interactive and informal and youwill be given plenty of time to write and receive constructive feedback
   'HEART TO HEART' Retreat with Kate Walker
Numbers are limited on this course - please book early.

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 course:
A mentoring and learning weekend, on Romantic Fiction. Have an intensive one-to-one with a multi-published author on your writing. Learn what you are doing well - and where problems are - and how to solve them! Enjoy the sort of individual tuition it could cost you hundreds of pounds to experience.
4-6 October at The Hayes Swanwick Derbyshire
'Beat the Block - are you stuck on your story?
Polish your popular novel and get it moging again - with Kate Walker
'A Weekend with the Book Doctor' Stephen Wade
covering the Craft of Writing & on markets for Writing.
18-20 October at Gladstone's Library Hawarden Flintshire
'Poetry Retreat' with alison Chisholm
Numbers limited - book early.

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.

Date & Venue to be confirmed:
'Self Publish' in Print & On-line with Malclm Chisholm
'Writing for Magazines' with Simon Whaley
'Writing Poetry from Art' with Alison Chisholm
'Writing Mini-Memoirs & Celebration Books' with Alison Chisholm 

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':
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