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Home of professional writer-support and training ...

What does WriteStars do? We offer a helping hand to writers of all levels - we teach, encourage, edit, critique, advise and nurture. And we run competitions and masterclasses, such as this autumn's "Publish your Book" - a step-by-step guide to self-publishing, with independent author Lizzie Lamb, who takes a complicated subject and makes it accessible to everyone. It's in Stamford, Lincolnshire - join us if you can! Details under our cartoon and see also Workshops and Masterclasses .

NB: Do make a note of our Writer's Emergency Service (info@writestars.co.uk/020 3078 7825) for writer nightmares such as writer's block, snarly syntax and wonky plotlines. We offer sympathetic back-up, too, for the 'I'm-completely-rubbish' syndrome (we all get that, especially in the small, dark hours ...) Don't hesitate to get in touch!

Who will help you write? Choose from super-nice Fleet Street journalists (features, news and reviews), university tutors, published author/writers in romantic fiction, crime, thrillers, short stories, children's - and teen - books, fantasy, historical fiction, non-fiction, short stories, song-writing, poetry, and screenwriting - with advice from an Oscar-nominated screenwriter.

You can work one-to-one with your chosen professional by post, phone, email, possibly Skype - or you can get a few writer friends together and we'll devise a workshop just for you.

Click on the icons, far left, for more information, or contact us at 020 3078 7825/info@writestars.co.uk for a no-obligation chat about your work.

Read what The Independent said about Katherine Garbera's WriteStars masterclass, 'Passion on the Page', here.

IT'S EASY TO ENTER OUR WRITING COMPETITIONS TOO!

Visit our 'Competitions' page to find out how to enter WriteStars' current competitions, and win Champagne, cash and a free critique.

Read winning stories for all our competitions here.

Good luck!

CHECK OUT OUR BLOG

We're posting articles and tips, and we've even written a short story live on our blog. We'd love to hear from you, too.

 

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"HOLIDAY!" COMPETITION

Congratulations to Celine Domenech and Ellen Evers - joint winners of our Holiday! competition - now up on our 'Competitions' page .

And watch out for our next competition - "The Last Word". Coming soon ...

And our next masterclass in 2016 ...

"PUBLISH YOUR BOOK!"

Change your creative life with independent author Lizzie Lamb's two-part seminar - a very practical, step-by-step guide to self-publishing that shows you exactly how to get your work up on Amazon and Kindle.

Super-practical, Lizzie cuts through the fog with clear and precise instructions. Let her take you from first edit to your book's launch!

A valuable masterclass for all levels of writers.

Date: Sunday 18 October 2016. Venue: Stamford Arts Centre, Stamford, Lincolnshire.

Register your interest at info@writestars.co.uk - or telephone 020 3078 7825. See our Workshops and Masterclasses page for further details. Tickets will be on sale shortly from the Arts Centre Box Office: 01780 763203. £30.

"HOLIDAY!" COMPETITION

Congratulations to our shortlist of six entrants - now up on our 'Competitions' page .

Updated 14 July 2016

SCROLL DOWN FOR DETAILS OF SOME OF OUR AUTHORS' PAST WORKSHOPS

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sue moorcroftSUE MOORCROFT
presents her masterclass:
'How to Make Money by Writing'

(Click for details.)

 

Keep an eye out for Sue's next masterclass - or contact us to create your own class with a group of like-minded friends ...

 

david ryanKATHERINE GARBERA

'Passion on the Page' - a masterclass in writing erotic fiction

Date: Saturday 8 February 2014, from 10am - a terrific day, and a big thank you to Kettner's for the wonderful champagne breakfast and attention to detail all through. We loved our Italian maitre d, Jack!

TamTAMSYN MURRAY

'Kid's Stuff! Write for Children and Young Adults'

Date: 21 September 2014

Venue: The DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, Cambridge

In a lively one-day workshop, popular author Tamsyn Murray showed us exactly how to write for this burgeoning market - and how to stand the best chance of getting your work published.

sue moorcroftA WRITERS' RETREAT IN THE WELSH HILLS

'Magical and transformative'

 

"A lovely atmosphere"

"Thank you Emma for that calm room and big desk on which I wrote the first pages of my new novel"

donna douglasDONNA DOUGLAS

DIARY

Write a Novel in a Day

1 February 2014, at the Grange Hotel, York

Donna reprised her creative and very practical novel-writing workshop on Saturday, thanks to terrific demand.

Writers learnt, among other things, how to create fascinating characters, write sparky dialogue, plot a riveting story ... and find a publisher.

Thank you to all who attended both Donna's masterclasses in novel writing and made them such a success. If you missed them, there'll be other workshops to come!

We'll post details here ...


 

 

(Last update: 27 July 2014)