“I found that Valerie’s style of teaching uncovered different windows to look at my work through – ways of structuring that I would not have thought of. Also her teaching information on constructing characters was complete and comprehensive – more than I have experienced previously. From the course I certainly have a clearer picture of what I would like my book to look like, how much and what kind of work it is going to take on my behalf to complete the project, what I’m looking for in terms of publishing it, resources re literary devices and pieces of my writing which are very instructive. Valerie’s personal experience with her four books highlighted the choices you need to make with publishing and marketing.
We also experienced work-shopping – very useful for how to work with feedback. I’m looking forward to the after course sessions with our group.”
“I found the course both useful and enjoyable. This was the first time I had undertaken a writing course and it helped me gain an understanding of how to structure my writing, as well as the importance of discipline where writing is concerned. It was also good to have a smaller class size, as I think it encouraged better understanding and participation as well as fewer inhibitions about discussing one’s ideas and work.
Thank you for sharing the many aspects of becoming a writer. They will be valuable for me in the course of my writing journey.”