Quick post before I collapse into post-zumba bath and bed....
Helen Hunt has several workshops scheduled for the near future, all in the Northampton area:
3rd March 2012 - Insight into the Women's Fiction Magazine market
Helen has sold dozens of stories to a variety of magazines, and knows the best ways to make your mark in this tough and shrinking market. Cost - £35.
31st March 2012 - Moving On Short Story workshop
For writers who have attended the Insight workshop, or for those with some experience of the women's mag market who want to improve their skills. Cost - £40.
Both workshops include lunch, refreshments and a story critique. Fantastic value for money! Full details here.
Also coming up on 21st April is a Day Retreat for writers, to be held somewhere in Northamptonshire. Details to be confirmed, but the idea is to spend a day in the company of other writers, being inspired, exercising your writing skills and sharing your work in a supportive atmosphere.
If you're nowhere near Northamptonshire (and I can hear the Aussie and American blog readers saying, but what about us?!) then Helen is still taking bookings for her Hop on, Hop off Online writing course. The idea is you sign up for some or all of the modules, and do them online on a date which suits you. Details here.
For those within reach of Dorset, womag queen Della Galton runs a variety of Saturday and weekend courses. The next Saturday course is 28th April, on writing flash fiction. Cost - £35. Details here.
If your new year's writing resolution was to get better at writing and maybe sell more stories, why not sign up for a course or two and give yourself a head start? There is nothing more inspiring than a good course with a great teacher. And I can personally vouch for both ladies mentioned in this post!