Well, l was hoping Bath Newseum could be of use during this world pandemic and l am pleased one follower has taken up my offer.
Like me – Diana Cambridge – has reduced close contacts, but has come up with an idea for others like us.
She has asked me to publish the following and – as there’s no money involved – l am happy to do so.
Are you living alone, self-isolating, feeling bored?
Camden author Diana Cambridge is offering free writing classes to people living alone during the C-virus crisis.
She’s happy to do critiques and offer practical advice on fiction, non-fiction and creative non-fiction .
This will not be by Skype, but by e-mail.
All a student needs is access to email and ability to manage attachments” says Diana. “And there’s no pressure on time – students can work at their own pace.”
Beginners are more than welcome – as are students of any age.
Diana already does this professionally as a Home Study Tutor for Writing magazine, and as Writer In Residence to Sherborne Literary Festival.
Her first novel – “Don’t think a single thought” was published by Louise Walters Books in October 2019. See more about Diana on Google or louisewaltersbooks.co.uk.
“Writing is something someone of any age can do – and I’m hoping it will relieve boredom for isolated people, living on their own through these strange times.” Says Diana.
She’s interested in people who want to write about their own lives – but equally, write short stories or non-fiction. Sorry, no poetry.
If this would appeal to you, can you send Diana around 750 words on a day in your own life? Don’t worry if you’ve never written before
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
She’ll pick out four students initially : their identities will of course be confidential.
“Do think about it .” Diana says. “Some of the best writers never had a writing lesson in their life – and many started to write in their 70s.”