Have you lost the plot – literally?
Successful novelist, VALERIE BLUMENTHAL runs writing workshops for all levels on a one-to-one basis or for groups from her thatched cottage near Thame, Oxfordshire.
Spoil yourself. Peace and tranquility.
Beautifully furnished with an eclectic collection of antiques and natural objects, Valerie’s home is set in a lovely rural location, surrounded by farmland, yet only 3 miles from junction 7, M40, or 50 minutes from London by train (Marylebone). Spend a day – or stay, full board, for the weekend.
First person or third? Present tense or past?
Be inspired and encouraged. Valerie is an experienced, published novelist and tutor of creative writing, therefore she is sympathetic to the problems you are likely to encounter, the frustrations and doubts. Let her help you disentangle the confusion that can reduce you to despair. Don’t abandon the book just yet!
From plot development to characterisation, from sparkling narrative to realistic dialogue, Valerie will help you understand the fundamentals of fiction writing. All the important elements are covered according to your needs or work-in-progress.
She can also help those wishing to write their life-stories.