Cornerstones Writing Commercial Women’s Fiction course

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CharneyManorI’ve been informed by the lovely Helen Corner that the deadline for the 10% discount for bookings on my Writing Commercial Women’s Fiction course is the end of next week.

It’s a three-day residential course, in the beautiful surroundings of Charney Manor, Charney Basset, Oxfordshire. The course covers character, structure, pacing, conflict, style and submitting your work to an agent or publisher. The actual content of the course is different every time because it’s tailored to the needs of the participants; you’ll submit your work, which will then be used as teaching and learning materials. You also end up with a detailed crit and a one-on-one session to talk about your work and your writing career, with either me or Helen Corner, the founder of Cornerstones Literary Consultancy.

I’ve led this course three or four times now and it’s absolutely inspiring, for me at least, and I hope for the participants as well. I keep in touch with a lot of the participants and it’s great to see them go from strength to strength in their writing.

This year, it’s from 27-29 September. You can get 10% off the price of the course if you book before 23rd July. Full price is £675 which includes tuition, accommodation, (yummy) food, and a guest speaker (usually an agent or an author).

Contact me or Cornerstones for more details.

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  1. Going to put the kids on e-bay for funds.

  2. Went last year and it was brilliant 🙂

  3. It sounds amazing! And such a lovely setting too …

  4. Like Liz, I can vouch that the course is fantastic and well worth going on!

  5. Lara, I could never forgive myself if you sold your kids on e-Bay to fund one of my courses.

    Maybe just one of them. 😉

  6. Queenofparks, it is a lot of fun. Lots of hard work, too, but that’s what you want in a course. And we go to the pub in the evening. 🙂

  7. Awww thanks Liz and Carol—having good people on the course makes a huge difference too.

  8. Sounds brilliant, Julie. I’d love to go… but sadly (or happily?!) I’ll be in Canada visiting the family. Next time!

  9. Well…I’ll make an allowance, Talli. I guess. 😉

  10. Julie, I would love to go but unfortunately it’s the week my boss is away at work and we can’t have two writers off at the same time. Hope you do another one next year (or sooner)!

    Or I’ll send my work to Cornerstones anyway.

  11. Would also love to go but have too much on, writing-wise, to do it justice. Defo next time – soon please!

  12. Hi Julie,
    Oh, how I wish I had seen this in September. I would have loved to go on it. Can you let me know when the next one is to be arranged please and I’ll make a date in my diary. I live in the north east of England but don’t mind the travel. Are you the only one that does these Cornerstone courses? Or is there other authors doing them?
    Susan Willis

  13. Hi Susan,

    I should be doing another one next September (2011) at about the same time. But they run other courses, too, on general fiction and children’s fiction—check out http://www.cornerstones.co.uk

    If you sign up for my newsletter, I generally try to advertise the courses/workshops I’m doing.

    J x

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