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:
Mon 27th to Thurs 30th March 2017 Getting Started On Your Novel
Write the next bestseller! This course provides an introduction to the art of novel-writing and the essential skills an author uses to craft an engaging and intriguing story.
Tues 23rd to Fri 26th May 2017 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? Then this is the retreat course for you, with a mix of formal guidance, practical exercises, 1:1 sessions and time to simply write…
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.
Mon 6th to Thurs 9th Nov 2017 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 5th June 2017 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 12th June 2017 Finding a Voice, Point of View, Characterisation and Dialogue - Day School
This workshop day looks at how to bring the people and their personalities in your novel alive. It will cover author voice and point of view (POV), as well as how to make your characters live on in your readers’ heads long after they close the book on the final page.
Mon 19th June 2017 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.
Download the pdf of all events at Charney Manor here.
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.
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