From August 28 - September 2nd this year, I'm going to be teaching a week's writing course on Exploring Fiction with the writer, Jim Friel, at Ty Newydd, Lloyd George's old home in Wales. This will be my FOURTH visit to Ty Newydd, but the first as 'teacher'. Can't wait - the sitting room above is the library and you can see the sea from the windows. The last time I went was during the petrol crisis so there were very few cars, and it really did feel like we'd all found ourselves in a forgotten world. This is a description of the course:
Through workshops and tutorials this course explores the techniques of writing fiction, including structure, voice, characterisation, place, purposeful description as well as generating creative ideas for getting started, keeping going and, even, getting to that finishing line.More details are on the Ty Newydd website.