Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Romantic Novelists' Association Conference 2016

I was pleased to be able to join hundreds of people from the writing industry when we all gathered together for a conference organised by the RNA at Lancaster University last weekend. 

This was my third conference and it was a hectic, fun and exhausting weekend of lectures, workshops and appointments with editors, agents and publishers, not to mention the chance to catch up with writing friends.

Based in the George Fox building, 
we were spoiled for choice in the diversity of subjects being discussed.

There were Charlotte Mursell and Clio Cornish from HQ, a division of Harper Collins talking about how to reach the top in commercial fiction.

Alex Brown and Kate Bradley gave us ideas and an insight into Alex's own journey on writing a commercial novel.

And Kate Walker gave a fantastic lecture on how to pack an emotional punch - an essential, if difficult, task in writing romantic fiction.

But is wasn't all work. There was the gala dinner on Saturday night and here I am all dressed up with good writing friend Melissa Morgan

All in all, a fantastic way to spend the weekend.