Saturday, 12 March 2011

Residential Writing Course

One of the new courses offered at Perpigne, specialists in creative and therapeutic activities and holidays in the Lot region in South West France, is Writing for Magazines.

It's tutored by Lorraine Mace, my very good friend and the co-author of The Writer's ABC Checklist. Lorraine is a columnist for Writing Magazine as well as being the deputy editor and writing agony aunt for the Words with JAM e-zine, and a regular feature writer for Queensland Writing (Australia). She tutors in fiction, non-fiction and poetry for the Writers Bureau and is the author of the Writers Bureau course, Marketing Your Book.

Over a period of five days, the comprehensive course will cover all you need to know about writing for this market including magazine analysis, the use of photographs and graphics, queries, hooks, outlines, humour and everything in between.

You do, apparently, get some time off for good behaviour from the busy schedule. Swimming, boating, walking and biking, exploring nearby Figeac, St Cere and Rocamadour and evening BBQs are just some of the options!

The Writing for Magazines course runs from 24 September to 1 October 2011

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