Sunday, 20 June 2010

Roy Bainton - Writing your Non-fiction Book or Novel

Yesterday was the third and last of Nottingham Writers' Club's summer workshops. Although not a household name, Roy earns his living as a writer. Whatever the job, Roy will tackle it. He has written history books, magazine and radio articles, TV scripts and has recently completed his first novel. He also writes for the music trade with work such as biographies and concert brochures. He is also a very funny man.
The day was packed with discussions on the various aspects of writing fiction and non-fiction, each section being accompanied by a 10 or 15 minute exercise. Very few notes were required to be taken as Roy is very generous with his handouts.
At the end of the day Roy announced a competition for all attendees to send him a 1000 word synopsis of our intended novels, with Amazon vouchers as prizes for the best three.
This was another day well spent. My thanks to Roy and NWC.

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