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'Write A Short Story In A Day'

with Helen Walters (Helen M Hunt)

DATE: Saturday 20 September 2014 - still time to book! At This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it /020 3078 7825.

VENUE: Malmaison Hotel, Manchester - a little bit of luxury while you're learning.

TIME: 10am start, but do come early to settle in with a cup of tea or coffee from 9.30. Day ends at 5pm or so.

FEE: £95. Includes lunch and refreshments. Ask us about discounts.

GROUP: Small, so lots of individual feedback.

About the masterclass: If you've ever wanted to write short stories, Helen's masterclass is the perfect place to start. By the end of just one day, you could have much of your story worked out - all with an expert on hand to help you tease out any knots.

And you can stay in touch with Helen after the workshop ends. Helen is available for editing and advice as you work towards publication - just call us.

The masterclass is terrific for more experienced writers too, both as a skills' recap and as a source of inspiration.

Helen says:

"This workshop will be a very active one in which you will come up with an idea for a brand new short story and write as much of it as you can in one day. We will work on exercises to stimulate ideas and develop plots and there will be plenty of free writing time so you can get as many words down as possible.

"We’ll go from first inspiration to first draft, looking at how you make the most of your writing on the way. Throughout the day there’ll be a chance to discuss your work with the tutor and other students, and deal with any plot problems and other issues as they arise."

What Helen's students say:

Helen's course is "one of the best things I've done for my writing - packed full of tips, ideas and useful information." Alice Parrant

"The atmosphere is always kind and relaxed." Louise Johnson

Book now for Helen's 'Write a Short Story in a Day' by calling Rachel at WriteStars, on 020 3078 7825 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

About Helen M Walters

Helen Walters is a short-story guru! She regularly writes short stories for magazines and her work has appeared in Woman’s Weekly, My Weekly, The Weekly News, The People’s Friend, Best, Yours and Take A Break Fiction Feast.

She also writes short non-fiction pieces, which are mostly real-life or nostalgia inspired, and writes on writing related subjects for the writing magazines. Recently, she took over the regular monthly competitions column at Writers’ Forum magazine.

About the venue

The Malmaison hotel is right in the centre of Manchester. It's smart, luxurious, and surrounded by the buzz of a great city. Our workshop space is pretty impressive, too!

Helen's masterclass starts at 10am, but you are welcome to arrive a little early - from 9.30am, to settle in with a coffee. Lunch is at 1 o'clock, and there are tea/coffee breaks in the morning and afternoon. The workshop ends at around 5, with a question-and-answer session.

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to call us on 020 3078 7825, or email on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .