Welcome to the Fictionfire website, designed for writers looking for inspiration, support and practical advice.
I'm Lorna Fergusson and I offer creative writing courses, workshops and writers' support services including editorial advice and mentoring. I'm also happy to give talks or run workshops/courses for writing groups, reading groups, libraries or literary events: please call 07827 455723 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Thanks to all who attended my May courses in Plotting and Crafting your Submission. I'll be teaching at the Winchester Writers' Conference next: two day courses ('Heroes to Savour, Villains with Relish' and 'Plot, Pitch and Promote') plus a talk on Self- Editing. This will be followed by a workshop on Life Writing for a local group and a week-long summer school on novel-writing for Oxford University in July.
I'm delighted to welcome a new editorial consultant to Fictionfire! If you're writing a screenplay, Dr Pauline Kiernan can provide you with practical advice and full written feedback on your script. Go to Appraisal and Editing Service and How to Submit pages to find out more about Pauline and this new feedback service.
FICTIONFIRE FOCUS WORKSHOPS:
The next series of Focus Workshops will start in the autumn. Watch this space for announcements (you can sign up for the mailing-list in the box on the left) and please email me if there's any subject you'd like to see me cover or a previous workshop you'd like to see me repeat.
Comments on recent workshops: 'Fantastic and an eye-opener ... Excellent.' (Rosemary Johns on Setting up your Social Platform); 'Brilliant workshop - lots to think about and I now have a long list of books to add to my 'To Read' pile. Thank you!' (Cathy de Freitas on I Need a Hero workshop); 'It was great to start from what the group thought and to build on that ... Just what I needed - inspiring.' (J.R. on I Need a Hero workshop); 'Useful/enjoyable: developing ideas and thoughts in a collaborative environment with Lorna's direction and experience guiding us' (L.C. on I Need a Hero workshop); 'Crammed with examples from reading, enthusiasm and practical help' (S.F. on Villains with Relish and Short Stories); 'Learned so much. Loved it.' (Anne Teleczkan on Short Stories workshop)
If you are a member of a writing group and you would like me to run a workshop for you, do please get in touch.
In the meantime, if you need help with firing up your imagination and fuelling your self-belief, go to Writing Inspiration where, amongst other things, you can read the latest Quote of Note and my mini-essay on it.
You can also visit my blog: http://literascribe.blogspot.com for my take on the business of books and the writing life.
For more information about me, go to About Me.
For the various editing, mentoring and critiquing services I offer, go to Writing Support. Various categories of editing help are available: see Editorial and Critique Service and Fees within the Writing Support section for further details.
If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com or call 07827 455723.