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Writing Fiction for Women's Magazines with Geraldine Ryan

Summary:  Writing Fiction for Women's Magazines with Geraldine Ryan     
Type:  One to One Email Correspondence.
Duration:  10 weeks.
Fee:  £300  

About the course

Writing fiction aimed at the woman's magazine market is incredibly popular so your story has to stand out from the crowd if you want to get it published. This course will help you identify your market as well as offer advice on plotting, writing dialogue, characterisation, how to write a beginning that immediately captures the reader's attention and a satisfactory ending and many other helpful techniques. Using actual published stories from recent editions of magazines, you'll be able to see what works in the market today.

About the Tutor

Geraldine Ryan's first short story was published by “My Weekly” in 1993. She has since had stories published in Woman's Weekly, My Lady, Take-a-Break and other UK magazines as well as women's magazines in Scandinavia and Australia. Four years ago she was asked to contribute a serial to Woman's Weekly and since that first one several have followed. Her stories straddle all genres – crime, romance, family stories, humour and she's also been known to write the odd ghost story and time travel tale.

She has also published a novel for teens – “Model Behaviour” (Scholastic) and written “The Lies and Loves of Finn” – a tie-in novel based on the Channel 4 “Hollyoaks” soap and has been winner or runner up in several writing competitions. She is a teacher of many years experience and has taught English and EFL in schools and colleges, as well as creative writing to adults through workshops and LEA evening classes.

Geraldine is a regular contributor to WriteWords, a.k.a. Jem
View Geraldine's WriteWords profile.
View Geraldine's WriteWords Interview.