I'm very gratified that my week-long summer school course, Writing your Novel - Creativity and Craft, as part of Oxford University's Department for Continuing Education programme, is already fully booked and has a waiting list. This happens every year, which is wonderful!
It's a good time, therefore, to remind you that I'll be teaching my own fictionfire day courses next month: Writing your Novel - Essential Story Construction on May 7th and Creating Narrative Perspective and Voice on May 21st. If you're interested in enrolling for these, all the details of course content and how to book can be found on my website. I'm delighted that several people who attended previous fictionfire courses have already signed up for these.
I'll also be teaching at the Winchester Writers' Conference at the start of July, held at the University of Winchester. The online programme is now up on the conference site and I do recommend that if anything interests you, you should book promptly. This is a huge, long-established conference and offers not only day courses and lectures but the chance to book one-to-one appointments with writers, agents and editors. There are numerous competitions to enter too, which is a great way to build your writing credentials. I'll be conducting a day long course on Character Building on Friday 1st July and my Saturday lecture will be Place is Paramount - discussing how location and atmosphere can reinforce the power of your writing and make it memorable.
I hope I'll get the chance to meet and talk to you at one of these events!