A Brilliant Weekend at Fishguard

Last weekend I taught for the first time at Fishguard in Pembrokeshire at one of Anne and Gerry Hobbs courses.  The hotel was beautiful, Victorian elegance, fab food, and a wonderful coastal setting.

The course was called Write a Story in a Weekend. I had eleven students, and they were wonderful. In the six hourly sessions every one of them wrote the first draft of a short story. I think that some of them will be published. They were blinking good.

I wrote one too!

To my delight I was invited back to teach the same course next year, it’s always in February, the half term weekend – a great mini break if you need a rest after having the children off school 😉

Here’s the link in case you are interested.



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6 Responses to A Brilliant Weekend at Fishguard

  1. Janet Laurence says:

    Della, You were brilliant! I meant to write as soon as I returned home but, like the Red Queen, I’ve been rushing very fast in order to stay in the same place. Thank you so much for all you gave us. You were incredibly generous with your time and knowledge. I shall be working on my short story and trying it on Women’s Weekly. I will let you know how I get on. Hope to see you at Caerleon this summer,

    Love, Janet

  2. Sally Trueman-Dicken says:

    Thank you for a brilliant workshop at Fishguard. I am working on my short story now and will try to send it to People’s Friend. I also intend to develop the other two ‘first paragraphs’ you asked us to write as I feel I could finish them off.
    Thanks also for the book, about your rescue dog, I cried most of the way through. My daughter has a very large German pointer, liver coloured with no white, but otherwise looks just like your dog. Although very large, she still wants to sit on my lap and be cuddled. Her name is Cassie and she is as soft as butter with the children. See you at Caerleon, best wishes Sally

  3. Are you going to Caerleon this year? The programme says you’re teaching a course there. See you there, if you are.

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