Thursday, 10 February 2011


Yesterday, I was telling you about my Tuscan teaching week at the stunning Watermill in Posara, and I promised a carrot which would lure you out there to hone up your romance-writing skills.
Well, today I can offer you not one carrot, but two!

The first is that the Watermill's writing competition is still open (until February 28th) and that you can find details here about how to win a whacking great £1,000 - and get your name known.
And you could also use the prize-money to stay there....

The second carrot is Kate Walker's wildly popular 12-Point Guide to Writing Romance; now in its third edition.
This is a book which tells you everything you ever wanted to know about writing romance. It dispels myths, encourages you to concentrate on what really matters and is a compelling read.
I have a brand-new and very shiny copy in my hot little hand which I will giving to one of the students on my course.
It could be YOU!
So come on, what are you waiting for?
Grab yourself a slice of inspirational Italia, and book now.

(Sharon's course runs from May 7th - 14th, 2011)


  1. Italy sounds very tempting right now...

    It was minus-9 degrees (F) when I woke up this morning, here near Chicago. Today's weather reports included an "extreme cold advisory" with the wind-chill factor at minus-30 (F).

    Springtime cannot come soon enough...

  2. Forgot to add that I like the website's new look!

  3. Thanks, Dan - I was nervously fiddling with the template and not sure if it worked.....but am very pleased you noticed and have given it the thumbs-up!