Conference Courses

Now with 10 Fabulous Courses

The Conference follows the same format each year, but the contents of the Conference – the courses and their tutors, the main speakers and the lecture subjects – all change annually. Therefore, you can come every year and never have the same person doing the same thing they did the year before. In that way WRITERS’ HOLIDAY is new every year and keeps fresh. You can now enjoy up to 16 hours of painting and drawing, an ideal creative alternative to writing.

You can choose TWO courses – ONE course from 1-5 and ONE course from 6-10
Each course will be EIGHT Lessons
Courses run during the during the mornings and afternoons throughout the week:
on Tuesday and Wednesday (1st choice), and on Thursday and Friday (2nd choice)

1. Writerly Desire

CAROL FENLON

The ins and outs of writing great sex scenes
www.carolfenlon.com

Is the thought of your characters’ sex lives too hot to handle? Do you always stop at the bedroom door? Shed your inhibitions as we explore ways to write effective and relevant sex scenes. the focus of the course will be on incorporating sex scenes in a variety of genres tailored to specific readerships, rather than on erotica perse. Suggestions from course participants for specific genres to be covered are welcome.

2. Write a Short Story at Fishguard

DELLA GALTON

Sell it when you get home
www.dellagalton.co.uk

This course is a practical course which will take you through writing a short story from Idea to completion. To get the most from this course you will need to do some homework during the week. But you should be able to go away with a completed short story and have some idea where to sell it.

3. Writing the Landscape

SIMON WHALEY

www.simonwhaley.co.uk

Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, the landscape around us influences our work, both directly and indirectly. But do we really notice it? This course will show you how to spot detail in the landscape and then bring it to life in your writing. Discover how to turn any interaction with the landscape into a self-contained piece… and be prepared to stretch your legs at some point, because if the weather is good we may go for a wander.

4. Poetry for All

JAMES NASH

Everything you need to know to produce stunning poems in traditional and contemporary forms.

Anyone can write a poem. James will ensure that you can do it with skill and flair!

5. Painting and Drawing

SUSAN ALISON

www.susanalison.com

You can now spend all day Painting and Drawing – either all the week, or just half of the week. Demonstrations of technique will take place in the mornings, and afternoons can be spent out and about if the weather is fine, or in the Art Room with subjects and materials provided.


6. Make ’em laugh: Writing Humour

STEVE WADE

www.stephen-wade.com

Ever wanted to write humour? Hit that funny bone with Steve Wade.

7. The Complete ROMANCE Writing Course

KATE WALKER

www.kate-walker.com

This course is intended to provide information and advice for anyone who wants to learn how to write a popular romance genre novel. It gives an introduction to all the skills needed for success, from creating realistic characters, sustaining pace and conflict, packing emotional punch, writing sex scenes and crafting a satisfying ending. While the focus may be on romance novels, the techniques – dialogue, characters, tension, pacing, settings, hooks etc. will also be relevant to all forms of popular fiction.

8. The Absolutely Complete Course on Writing Crime Fiction

JANET LAWRENCE and SUSAN MOODY

Two experienced crime writers will combine to deliver a course which will be tailored to provide you with everything you need to write your own crime novel or crime short story.

9. All you ever wanted to know about Writing Competitions

ALISON CHISOLM

Whether entering or running one www.alisonchisholm.co.uk

Competitions are the pathway to increasing your writing experience and to getting your work published. Among the areas to be covered are:

  • The writing competition scene
  • How to select the competitions to enter
  • Competition stories and novels
  • Competition articles and poems
  • Preparing your entry
  • The judging process
  • Running a competition

10. Painting and Drawing

SUSAN ALISON

www.susanalison.com

You can now spend all day Painting and Drawing – either all the week, or just half of the week. Demonstrations of technique will take place in the mornings, and afternoons can be spent out and about if the weather is fine, or in the Art Room with subjects and materials provided.


Choose ONE course from 1-5 for Tuesday and Wednesday, and ONE course from 6-10 for Thursday and Friday.

Each course runs for 8 hours over two days.

There are also speakers invited and events to entertain the guests each evening

…including –

The Cwmbach Male Voice Choir www.cwmbachmalechoir.co.uk