Tuesday, 17 January 2012


It's been an age since I updated this blog but now I have returned to it with renewed vigour to remind you of things I should have reminded you about before!

First up is to say that if you want to come to glorious Tuscany, to learn how to write romantic fiction - then you should book now.

During a dreamy, one-week course - you'll stay in a picturesque watermill, surrounded by trees which are loaded with creamy and fragrant Acacia blossoms, just like this....

And you'll soak up the kind of inspiration you get from living among mountains which look like this:

Of course, we must not forget going to local restaurants for droolingly good food, where course participants can occasionally be persuaded into doing something as daft as posing winsomely with a sprig of flowers!

Twice recently, I have been asked if men are welcome on these courses and the short answer is...yes!
All writers (as long as they are passionate about their craft) are very welcome.
So what's stopping you?


  1. Really sounds like you're going to have another excellent time, Sharon. The only thing stopping me is a career change. Although the thought is very tempting...

    Tuscany in May sounds like a dream come true.

    (Really glad to see you back at the blog... I've missed you.)

  2. Just joking, Sharon. Technical writing doesn't count. I'm having a frustrating day and a change to fiction writing sounds wonderful right now. Although I'm not nearly talented enough to pull it off. I'll stick to reading fiction...and letting someone else do the hard work.

  3. OMG the dinners and the fun and the great inspiration! Plus these amazing women :) Really hoping to make it back this year!

  4. Like Dan, a career change isn't in my plans right now...though I've always known, deep inside, that I will write a book one day. Not sure if it will be romantic fiction but my job is pretty inspiring. At the end of 2012 I'll take my rank as a warrant officer (at last!) and I hope to go and work abroad... Maybe for an Embassy. They say that Russian is very requested and I have good chances. Who knows what kind of book can come out from such possible experiences...
    P.S. I love Tuscany more than Rome... (don't tell Romans!) and I've been there a couple of weeks ago. Magic, everytime, as the very first time.

  5. Thanks, Jen - hope you can make it back.

    Lovely to hear from you, Michela - I bet you'd be brilliant working at one of your Embassies. Imagine being able to speak Russian...

  6. Just for the record, I'd like to say that I'm very jealous of Michela...

    I agree with Sharon - It's always lovely to hear how you've been, Michela. In the U.S. Military, it's the Warrant Officers who get the job done. I'm sure you'll be brilliant at it. Congratulations and please keep us posted. Best wishes and stay safe!

  7. Sharon, actually am also trying to study German and Swedish but I haven't much spare time!
    Dan, it's lovely to hear from you too!
    I hope to be brilliant at serving my country as it deserves.
    But... Why are you jealous of me?

  8. Michela.. Your youth, the exciting journey and time in your life that you are about to embark on. It's great, it's an adventure. It's romantic.

    I've had a somewhat difficult time adjusting to "middle age" and I'd give a lot to be 20 years younger. Although, I must say that lately, I always look forward. Stay positive, stay safe and stay in touch!

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