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 email@example.com for further information.
Please note - bookings for these courses close 16th May
18th May 2013: How to Plot and Pace your Story
19th May 2013: Perfect Pitch - How to Craft your Submission and Land an Agent
I've replaced desperation with determination! These courses simply could not have been better! (T.R.)
For full course descriptions and how to book, cross to the Course Dates and Details page. If you have any questions, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up to the email list to be kept posted about new developments.
These courses are held in the glorious surroundings of Trinity College, Oxford. See Course Venue and Directions for more details.
FICTIONFIRE FOCUS WORKSHOPS
The Spring Series of Focus Workshops is now over - thanks so much to all who attended. Watch this space for announcements of new workshops - 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.
Latest comments on 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.