Creative writing and publishing courses:

DO YOU HAVE A BOOK IN YOU?

HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO WRITE?

HAVE YOU WRITTEN A BOOK AND DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO NEXT?

WRITE, PUBLISH, PROMOTE was written with any or all of these situations in mind, so whether you're just starting out or wanting to take the next big step towards getting published, this book and all the courses below are for you!

I teach a variety of courses, workshops and writing retreats to get you started, motivated and succeeding. Choose the course that would suit you best, or look at the range of mentoring and 1:1 tuition options below.

 

Workshops, courses and retreats at Denman College

Glorious surroundings, amazing food, fantastic facilities – a holiday while you learn! In 2017, I am teaching the following at Denman College:

Residential Courses:

 

Sun 1st to Wed 4th October 2017 Preparing Your Novel for Publication

How to tackle that terrifying problem of editing your novel, and what to look for during the process. It introduces Debrah’s own specific system that can be used to edit, enabling authors to critically review and organise the mass of work that potentially needs to be done to polish a manuscript ready for publication. It also covers how and where to submit your manuscript for traditional publication.

 

Thurs 24th to Sun 27th  May 2018 Becoming an Authorpreneur

This course looks at what to do to promote and sell your book when it is published or about to be published. It is equally applicable to self-published and traditionally published authors and by the end of the course, you will have taken the first steps towards setting up your author platform and becoming visible to the world of readers. Your author career starts here …

 

Mon 25th to Thurs 28th June 2018 Intensive Novel Writing Retreat

Started writing your novel and got stuck? Started writing your novel and can’t seem to find the time to continue it? Started writing your novel and need help editing, reviewing or rewriting elements in it? Or would juts like to actual;ly start writing your novel? Then this is the retreat course for you; suitable for writers at all stages, with a mix of formal guidance, practical exercises, 1:1 sessions and time to simply write…

 

Day Workshops:

 

Mon 29th January 2018 Getting Started on Your Novel - Day School

A one day introduction to the art of novel-writing and the essential skills an author uses to craft an engaging and intriguing novel. Most will leave with a debut novel underway.

 

 

Mon 19th March 2018 Preparing Your Novel for Publication - Day School

What do you do with your novel once the first draft is complete? Here’s the secret… This course covers how to edit your novel, including Debrah’s own special editing system.

 

Have a look at Denman College here, where you can download the whole college brochure as a pdf if you wish.

 

Charney Manor – a Quaker's residential writing course weekend

Another beautiful setting and a weekend holiday with learning attached!

Fri 8th to Sun 10th September 2017

Write that novel you’ve always been planning - an introduction to the art of novel writing and the essential skills an author uses to craft an engaging story.

Book here.

Download the pdf of all events at Charney Manor here.

Private mentoring sessions

 

 

I also offer half or one day mentoring sessions if you require specific guidance for your self-publishing project. The cost is:

 

Half day (10.00 to 12.30) £65 

 

Full day (10.00 to  12.30/not incl. lunch/13.30 to 16.00) £120

 

This can cover anything you require from editing and feedback, formatting, cover design, blurb writing, creation of your author platform and setting up your first promotional campaign. 

All mentoring sessions will include a complimentary copy of Write, Publish, Promote and will take place in Wantage, Oxfordshire or if travelling to your location, please add on a mileage charge at 40p per mile.

 

Editing and Beta Reading: 

One of the most important factors in the success of any self-published book is how professional it looks. That means thorough editing and a slick finish. I also offer editing and beta reading services to enable this:

 

Beta Reading - cost £90 for 75,000 words, thereafter £5 per additional 1000 words.

 

Structural editing - cost £175 for 75,000 words, thereafter £7 per additional 1000 words.  

 

Please contact me for more information or to book a session.

 

Email info@debrahmartin.co.uk .

 

 

 

 

I'm currently collecting a little array of awards and author memberships - which is lovely. And I hope, also, reassuring for readers that you are reading books that are approved by other avid readers as well as super-critical writers and editors.

Some of them are listed below:

 

Resources and useful links:

 

 

 

Next stop is my blog, of course! A mix of writer's woes, ideas, tips and observations as well as insights into my work, deals, competitions and special offers.

 

If you find any of it useful, leave me a comment. Or chocolate. Either works for me. 

 

 

 

Find it here: Writing on the Edge 

 

Finally...

 

Writing and writer's services:

 

If you're not a reader but a writer, let's share the love for some people who hand out awesome tips on writing, publishing, marketing and everything in between – some free, some not, so check them out carefully:

 

 

  • www.writersandartists.co.uk Insider information in this blog from the editor of The Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook and guest experts – including myself.
  • www.nanowrimo.org/ A challenge for any writer, this encourages you to churn out an incredible number of words in a month.  Give it a go – runs throughout November each year

 

And some truly inspirational self-published authors:

 

 

 

 

If you need literary/critique/editorial/formatting sevices:

 

 

 

  • http://www.sfep.org.uk/ The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) is a professional organisation based in the UK for editors and proofreaders.

 

  • Book formatting - for the indie published author, one less hassle on the way to gettinginto print is here: Frank is a star when it comes to sorting it all out for you - and he's just at the end of the phone too. There's service for you! 

 

For promotion - some promotional sites for busy indie authors:

 

 

Contact me today:

 

 

Debrah Martin - Author

 

 

Location: Oxfordshire, UK

 

 

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info@debrahmartin.co.uk

 

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