Booking my first writing course!

Since I started writing my debut novel this year, I have been considering a number of different writing courses to help me learn more about the craft of writing and also how to self-publish. I have picked up lots of information from the internet of course but I still feel that a face-to-face course would be beneficial. So I was very pleased yesterday to see a tweet about just such a course in London at the end of October.

http://www.urbanwritersretreat.co.uk/masterclasses/

I’d not come across this site before so that was a bonus and I bookmarked it at once, as well as following Charlie, who runs the site, on Twitter. What really persuaded me  to book the course is that it’s being led by Joanna Penn whose website I have been following for a while so I know that she really knows her stuff.

http://www.thecreativepenn.com/

As well as this, it is perfectly tailored to where I am on my writing journey. The course is called ‘How to finish and publish your book’ and I am hoping, no, confident that I will have finished it by then so that I can really make the most of their advice on the day.

I have had a fantastic writing weekend this week and am really steaming towards the end now. My aim is to finish very soon so that I have a couple of weeks before the masterclass to rest away from my manuscript before starting the process of editing proper in November. However, by then it will be NaNoWriMo and the challenge I have set myself for this year, is to make a head start on the first draft of my second novel! Woohoo, how about that?! I am starting to feel like I’m a writer now, not just an aspiring one which is why I changed the title of my blog last week too 🙂

I hope your writing is going well. I’d love to hear from you about it so do leave a comment about the ups and downs of your writing week.

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6 thoughts on “Booking my first writing course!

  1. Thanks for this, found it on Twitter (via Terry Tyler) – sounds just the sort of thing I’m looking for to get me away from ‘work’ writing to ‘my’ writing! Good luck with the editing, that’s always the hardest part for me.

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    • No problem, I’m glad I was able to bring it to your attention. I’m really looking forward to it, maybe I’ll meet you there? I have already tried my hand at some editing (before I’ve even finished the first draft, I know, nuts, eh?) and I found it really difficult so not looking forward to that at all 😦

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  2. Good luck on the course. Can’t wait to hear all about it. I follow TheCreativePenn too; great resource. If you’re ever looking for an online course, I’ve been through two that I can recommend. Just let me know.

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    • Hi Staci, thanks for your message. Unfortunately, my course has been cancelled and I am really disappointed because I was counting on it to help me with the next phase of writing my debut novel. So if you do have the details of those online courses, I would be really interested to know more about them please. Thanks, Julie.

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