After a long hiatus from teaching and public speaking, Trish can once again be booked for writing workshops, book group and library talks.

A list of current topics can be found below but if you have a specific subject you would like Trish to discuss, please let her know via the contact form on this site.

Workshops/Talks should be booked a month in advance and can be secured via the booking form below.

Current Topics  For Talks

And They Lived Happily-Ever-After

A history of Mills & Boon: How it has evolved , the influence it had on the romance genre and how it became part of popular culture.

Libraries & Publishers: Building A Better Relationship

How libraries and publishers could work in harmony for their mutual benefit., using the proven success of Indie series book marketing to demonstrate how it builds reader loyalty.

Billion Dollar Cottage Industry

How romance writing has empowered female authors from the early 20th Century until now, authors who use their success to do more than provide for their family and how the current fight for more diversity within the genre could potentially smash another glass ceiling.

The Benefits & Pitfalls Of Self-Publishing

An examination of traditional publishing versus self-publishing by an author who has done both. How difficult it is to self-publish and the skills/tools which are required for editing, formatting, cover design, metadata, pricing, marketing and promotion, to make your book a success.

The Reverse Casting Method

Usually, an actor/actress is cast in a role once the character they will play has been fully formed and the story is complete. We look at how starting with a visual representation of how someone looks can be the first step in doing the reverse, allowing the author to end up with a three dimensional character and a story which takes them on an emotional journey.

OTHER TALKS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

Duration:  2 hrs

Cost:  £40.00 per hour

(+ any relevant travel/accommodation expenses outside a 40 mile area from Trish's home)

Current Topics  For Workshops

Duration:  2 hrs

Cost:  £60.00 per hour

(+ any relevant travel/accommodation expenses outside a 40 mile radius from Trish's home)

Duration:  4 hrs

Cost:  £50.00 per hour

(+ any relevant travel/accommodation expenses outside a 40 mile radius from Trish's home)

Building Believable Characters

How to create fictional characters who become real in the hearts and minds of readers. Includes basic character traits, GMC, the emotional journey, inner versus outer conflict. (4 hr advanced workshop adds worksheets, exercises, brainstorming & critiques.) 

Plotting A Series

How to plan both stand-alone and over-reaching plot arcs in a series of linked stories. Includes timelines, long and short term character goals, over-lapping scenes, how to make characters individual and world building. (4 hr advanced workshop adds worksheets, exercises, brainstorming & critiques.) 

Common Writing Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

The writing mistakes which drive editors and readers insane and how best to avoid them. Includes back-story dumps, the tell-to-show ratio, head-hopping, fickle motivations, over-used/cliched tropes and characters TSTL.  (4 hr advanced course adds worksheets, exercises, brainstorming & critiques.) 

Marketing & Selling Books Online

How to sell both your books and yourself in a professional, successful manner online.  Includes author branding, taglines, back-blurbs, cover art, banners, Social Media, Street Teams, Readers Groups, Blog Tours, metadata, advance copies, pricing and price promotions. (4 hr advanced course adds worksheets, exercises, brainstorming & critiques.) 

OTHER WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

Book Talks
2 hr
£80
Writers Workshop (2hrs)
2 hr
£120
Writers Workshop (4hrs)
4 hr
£200
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