2012 Writing course programme

Kate Walker, another Harlequin, Mills & Boon best selling author, will look at writing for the wider romantic fiction market.  Jo Parfitt will concentrate on helping you write your life story, and how to get it published.

For Kate's course, each participant is invited to send a few pages of their work to the tutor beforehand. Kate will then discuss in a one-to-one tutorial with each student during the week. This is priceless advice from authors who know how to write a bestseller.  Jo invites students to submit work to her after the course, for a final critique.

Scroll through the programme below and click on 'Tutor profile' for more details and on 'booking enquiry' to use our “No Obligation” Booking Enquiry form.

Writing holidays tutor - Sharon Kendrick

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Sharon Kendrick

"Writing romance"

This is Sharon's fourth visit to the watermill: "One of the most beautiful places I've ever visited." She adds: "Last year's course was even better than before. The chemistry of the group was excellent and everyone worked - and played - together really well".

Sharon has written 80 books for Harlequin Mills & Boon and regularly tops the Waldenbooks list in North America as well as selling well all over Europe, Asia and South America. She loves interacting with other people and, in particular, nurturing the talent and passion of new writers. Sharon will pass on the benefits of her vast experience in writing romantic fiction and her intimate knowledge of what publishers like Harlequin, Mills & Boon are looking for in a romantic novel.

To learn more about Sharon and her course at the watermill, visit her Tutor Profile page.

Writing holidays tutor - Jo Parfitt

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Jo Parfitt

"How to write your life story"

Whether you are in the throes of writing your life story, or just itching to start, Jo's course helps you add that special SPICE to your memoir.

Jo created her Start Writing Your Life Stories course in 2008 as the perfect first step for any writer wanting to develop the skills and confidence necessary to move into writing memoirs, non-fiction, articles or blogs. Her motto is 'sharing what I know to help others to grow'.

To learn more about Jo and her course at the watermill, visit her Tutor Profile page.

Watermill writing tutor - Kate Walker

Course completed

Kate Walker

"Writing romantic fiction: beyond the hearts and the flowers"

Author of the 12-point guide to writing romance (now on Kindle) and a prolific Mills & Boon writer, Kate will explore the world of writing romantic fiction and give lots of practical advice.

Kate loves working with students who want to learn how to craft a novel that sells in the popular genre fiction market. Talking about writing, explaining how things work is always stimulating and she always returned home from her courses freshly inspired.

To learn more about Kate and her course at the watermill, visit her Tutor Profile page.