to Nikki Moore who is back with another in our Workshops and Groups series.

It’s hard to believe that we’re
already well into February – the year has flown by so far but at least the

evenings are starting to get lighter… With the longer days in mind, if you’re
thinking about how to fill your time and are an aspiring writer or published
author with a novel-in-progress, why not check out a workshop run by two
multi-published RNA members?

Here’s what you need to know;
Developing Your Novel
– Tutored Writing Retreat with Alison May
and Janet Gover.


6th May to Sunday 8th May 2016 at Ettington Chase near

Workshop Brief / What the Tutors Say: 
The weekend is all about having time and
support to work on your novel. There will be a mixture of group workshops,
exercises, one-to-one tutorials, and lots of individual writing time, in a
fantastic country hotel in the heart of Shakespeare country. We have two tutors
leading the workshops who will be on hand all weekend to provide a sounding
board, chat about writing or offer a pep talk should you need one.

The weekend is aimed at anyone who has a
novel-in-progress – whether that’s a finished draft or an idea they want to get
started on. Workshops will cover vital writing techniques including character
and dialogue, plot structure and setting, self-editing and how to present your
book in the best possible light to an agent or editor. Bring your questions and
problems. We’ll tailor the weekend to your needs.
participant is also invited to submit the opening of their novel for a detailed
analysis and one-2-one discussion with Alison or Janet.

Tutor Biographies:

Alison May

Alison May is a qualified
teacher and writes romantic comedies and award-winning short stories.  She
has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Birmingham, and has taught
creative writing for colleges and universities, writing conferences and
literary festivals. You can find out more about Alison here.

Janet Gover

Television journalist turned award-winning novelist Janet Gover writes women’s fiction, romance and
short stories. From horse riding instructor to university lecturer, Janet loves teaching and leads workshops at writing conferences in the UK and abroad. You can find out
more about Janet here.

The weekend costs £395,
which includes the tutorials, workshops, accommodation, meals and access to the
hotel gym and swimming pool. For RNA blog readers, there’s a £25 discount if
you book before end of February and quote ‘RNABLOG’ in your email. Bookings
close on 7th March.
Full details about the
weekend, and Alison’s other courses, can be found
or email Alison  alison@alison-may.co.uk  for more information.
Why not treat yourself to a
weekend devoted to your novel in beautiful surroundings with like-minded
Moore – Bio
A devoted Dorset girl, Nikki
Moore has a HR day job, two kids and a lovely boyfriend to keep her busy
alongside the writing. Published mainly by HarperImpulse, she’s the author of
the #LoveLondon series, which has been in the
Top 100 short story charts on Kobo and the Top 20 in the Amazon UK bestsellers
Holiday chart. Some of her books have also been nominated for awards. Nikki is
a strong supporter of aspiring authors, loves to chat about writing and reading,
and can often be found on Twitter when she should be writing.
You can
find out more about Nikki via her
. or Twitter @NikkiMoore_Auth
Thank you, Nikki and good luck with
your workshop, Alison and Janet, we hope you have a great weekend.
blog is brought to you by,
Everest & Natalie Kleinman
If you
would like to write for the blog please contact us on elaineeverest@aol.com

  1. Author
    Just Another Bloke 2 years ago

    I attended Alison & Janet's course last year. The top of my head appears in the distance in the above photo! :).

    Highly recommended!

    John Jackson

  2. Author
    Nikki Moore 2 years ago

    Thanks John for leaving a comment, and glad you enjoyed the workshop 🙂

    Nikki x

  3. Author
    alison-may 2 years ago

    Thanks for the recommendation John. Really glad you enjoyed last year's retreat x

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.


©2018 Romantic Novelists' Association

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?