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What does WriteStars do? We offer a helping hand to writers of all levels - we teach, encourage, edit, critique, advise and nurture. And we run competitions and masterclasses, such as this autumn's "Publish your Book" - a step-by-step guide to self-publishing, with independent author Lizzie Lamb, who takes a complicated subject and makes it accessible to everyone. It's in Stamford, Lincolnshire - join us if you can! Details under our cartoon and see also Workshops and Masterclasses .
NB: Do make a note of our Writer's Emergency Service (email@example.com/020 3078 7825) for writer nightmares such as writer's block, snarly syntax and wonky plotlines. We offer sympathetic back-up, too, for the 'I'm-completely-rubbish' syndrome (we all get that, especially in the small, dark hours ...) Don't hesitate to get in touch!
Who will help you write? Choose from super-nice Fleet Street journalists (features, news and reviews), university tutors, published author/writers in romantic fiction, crime, thrillers, short stories, children's - and teen - books, fantasy, historical fiction, non-fiction, short stories, song-writing, poetry, and screenwriting - with advice from an Oscar-nominated screenwriter.
You can work one-to-one with your chosen professional by post, phone, email, possibly Skype - or you can get a few writer friends together and we'll devise a workshop just for you.
Click on the icons, far left, for more information, or contact us at 020 3078 firstname.lastname@example.org for a no-obligation chat about your work.
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Visit our 'Competitions' page to find out how to enter WriteStars' current competitions, and win Champagne, cash and a free critique.
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ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED FOR ...
OUR "FINAL WORD!" COMPETITION -
which ended at midnight on 30 November 2016. Thank you to all who entered, we've had some wonderful writing fall through our letterbox and into our email in-box. It's our most successful competition so far.
What next? It is going to be a tough decision picking a winner, so we'll be releasing a long-list, then a short-list, then the winner, on this website.
Read all about the'Final Word' competition on our 'Competitions' page .
OUR FINAL MASTERCLASS IN 2016 WAS ... A HUGE SUCCESS!
A big "thank you" to independent author Lizzie Lamb and all who attended her self-publishing workshop ...
"PUBLISH YOUR BOOK!"
on Sunday, 16 October 2016
Lizzie gave us a very practical, step-by-step guide to independent publishing. (See our Workshops and Masterclasses page for full details.) And it's much easier than we thought! Lizzie's clear and precise instructions took us from first edit all the way to a book's launch party.
This was a valuable masterclass for all levels of writers, set in one of the UK's most beautiful, historical towns, at Stamford Arts Centre. Box Office: 01780 763203 / website: http://www.stamfordartscentre.com
Updated 21 October 2016
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Keep an eye out for Sue's next masterclass - or contact us to create your own class with a group of like-minded friends ...
'Passion on the Page' - a masterclass in writing erotic fiction
Date: Saturday 8 February 2014, from 10am - a terrific day, and a big thank you to Kettner's for the wonderful champagne breakfast and attention to detail all through. We loved our Italian maitre d, Jack!
'Kid's Stuff! Write for Children and Young Adults'
Date: 21 September 2014
Venue: The DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, Cambridge
In a lively one-day workshop, popular author Tamsyn Murray showed us exactly how to write for this burgeoning market - and how to stand the best chance of getting your work published.
'Magical and transformative'
"A lovely atmosphere"
"Thank you Emma for that calm room and big desk on which I wrote the first pages of my new novel"
Write a Novel in a Day
1 February 2014, at the Grange Hotel, York
Donna reprised her creative and very practical novel-writing workshop on Saturday, thanks to terrific demand.
Writers learnt, among other things, how to create fascinating characters, write sparky dialogue, plot a riveting story ... and find a publisher.
Thank you to all who attended both Donna's masterclasses in novel writing and made them such a success. If you missed them, there'll be other workshops to come!
We'll post details here ...
(Last update: 27 July 2014)