We’ve an extra special three-day programme of fiction workshops for you this year – in Manchester. Each day will focus on a different aspect of fiction writing, with talks, exercises and discussion aimed at all levels.

Beginners will be pointed in the right direction, whilst more experienced writers will have a chance to refine and polish their skills. These brand new workshops are part of Woman’s Weekly Live!, which is held at EventCity, near The Trafford Centre. The workshops will be held away from the hustle and bustle of Live!, but your attendance at the workshop will mean that you can have a wander around Woman’s Weekly Live! too. Tickets are £60 per person for each fiction workshop.


Characterisation – 10 September, Manchester Workshop

Create living, breathing characters who leap off the page with Gaynor and Della
10.30-11.15am Talk: Who are these people?
11.15-11.45am Break
11.45 – 1pm Group Exercise: All the world’s a stage
1 – 2pm Break
2 – 3.15pm Exercise: Writing realistic dialogue
3.15-3.45pm Break
3.45-4.30pm Q&A: Bringing it all together

Get your tickets by calling 0800 024 1212 or fill in the booking form on the website. Click here and complete our coupon and send it to: Woman’s Weekly Marketing, Blue Fin Building, Room 06-N2-02, 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 0SU. Please enclose a cheque made payable to Woman’s Weekly Shop (no cash, please).

Della-GaltonDella Galton is a novelist, short story writer and journalist with over 25 years’ experience. She is the agony aunt for Writers’ Forum magazine and is a qualified adult education tutor. Her How To Write books are available from Amazon. For more information about Della, see www.dellagalton.co.uk

Gaynor Davies has been Woman’s Weekly Fiction Editor sinGaynor Davies, Woman's Weekly Fiction Editorce 1987 and is also the editor of our monthly magazine Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special. She loves lending a guiding hand to our ever-growing band of writers of short stories and serials and she has seen Woman’s Weekly’s fiction expand its scope to include a broad range of styles and moods. It is the individual voice within each writer that she loves to encourage when searching for new talent.

Manchester workshops

✤ Workshops in Manchester run from 10.30am to 4.30pm.
✤Tickets are £60 per person
✤ The workshops will be held at Woman’s Weekly Live!, EventCity Phoenix Way, Manchester M41 7TB. For more information about the venue see http://www.eventcity.co.uk/getting-here
✤ Do bring your own notebook and pen or tablet.
✤ The venue sells hot and cold drinks as well as sandwiches etc. Feel free to bring your own lunch.