Friday, 19 August 2011
My New Voices Workshops in London!
Tuesday 20th September 6.30pm-8.00pm
25 Audley Street
LONDON W1K 2PB
Tickets for this one are £3 and you need to book your place by calling: 020-7641-4905 or email the library on firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 26th September 6.00-7.30pm
598 Fulham Road
LONDON SW6 5NX
This is a FREE workshop. To book your place call 020-7753-3877 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
In the past I've always just done a talk with questions (and talked an awful lot about myself, funnily enough), but this time around, I'd love to try and limit the talk to an hour and then spend half-an-hour doing a workshop on attendees specific mss. So if you've already done some work on your New Voices entry all the better and we can brainstorm starting sentences, hero and heroine, internal vs external conflicts, etc. Obviously we're going to have to play it by ear according to who attends and how much they already know about M&B, New Voices and what they want to write, but hopefully it'll be a possibility.
Whatever happens, we should be able to have a good old chinwag about writing for M&B and the New Voices comp.
And if you can't attend my workshop, do check out the other workshops which are being given by some fabulous authors all over the country as far afield as Glasgow, Swansea and Norfolk, etc kicking off on next Thursday 25th with Sarah Mallory in Ilkley West Yorkshire. So you should be able to find one, if you live in the UK.
For those of you who don't live in the UK: Do join M&B's New Voices Facebook Group where lots of published authors are lurking to answer questions by aspiring authors about writing for M&B. Plus there's all the info (and as of Sept 13th the entries) on www.romanceisnotdead.com to take a shuftie at. The New Voices team are also looking into doing an online workshop for overseas entrants, nothing's been finalised yet as far as I know, but if I hear anything I'll pass it on.
Best of luck everyone!! And as I just went to see Cowboys & Aliens here's a little visual stimulation for y'all! (I mean, come on ladies, Mr Craig and Mr Ford fighting aliens and looking sexy on horseback - what's not to be inspired by, right?)