Hartlepool, United Kingdom, June 18, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- To prove that, as the old saying goes, everyone does indeed have a book in them, CGW Publishing are launching a new workshop series in the North East of England that has a unique twist; it ends with the students able to see their work in print.
The course will be for anyone who wants to write any of the following:
-Fiction, such as short stories or a novel
-Non-Fiction, such as business books, self-help, local history, biography or hobbies
-Poetry and prose
At the end of the course, CGW Publishing will be publishing a collection of all of the suitable work that the participants have produced.
Christopher Greenaway of CGW Publishing says, “A growing number of people are saying, "Oh I've always wanted to write...but I never had the time, and I wouldn't know where to start, and I don't know how to get published. Local colleges often run 'creative writing courses,' but we have found that most people don't just want to be able to write, they want to see their work in print.”
CGW Publishing has been working with a variety of authors for the past ten years, and Greenaway has discovered that the one thing authors have in common is a desire to share their work.
“When you attend this course, even if you only produce one poem or a very short story that you're proud of, you'll see it in print in the collection for that course," says Greenaway. "You'll be able to buy copies at trade rates for your friends and family, you'll see it on Amazon and other retailers, and you can even get it into local book shops and libraries.”
Because of the location and schedule of the workshops, the target audience is people who live in the following areas:
Stockton On Tees
Although all authors are welcome from any area.
Currently planned to run for 12 weekly evening sessions, the course will include the following:
Planning what to write
Becoming an author
Structuring your work
Overcoming writer's block
The critical process
Editing and proof reading
Understanding copyright and publishing
Marketing your work
Each week, the workshop leaders will guide the group to review and critique what participants have written and then share an aspect of the overall writing and publishing process, so time during the workshop itself will be spent focusing on skills development and feedback, leaving authors to continue writing in their time in between. The workshops are suited to all types of writing, both fiction and non-fiction.
At the end of the course, all of the participants' chosen contributions will be published as a collection, with a launch event and author readings to publicise the group's work to friends, family, colleagues, clients and the media.
CGW Publishing can be contacted on 07794 470305 for more information, or visit www.cgwpublishing.com.