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Holiday Facilitators: Diane Connell

skill, experience, warmth


Diane Connell was born and educated in New Zealand and has lived and worked in Japan, France and the UK. She began her writing career in a newspaper office in Tokyo before becoming an advertising copywriter and writing for the international non-profit sector. For many years she lived in Paris, where she began writing as a novelist. She later moved to London, where her first two books, Julian Corkle is a Filthy Liar and Sherry Cracker Gets Normal, were published under the name of D.J. Connell. She now lives in Sydney.

What people say about Diane Connell and her courses:

Fantastic teacher, joyful, relaxed and determined to bring out the best in us all. She kept the group giving and exploring and working hard but for a good reason as she found gold in us all. 

Diane’s course is perfect for taking a formless idea and whipping it into shape - you’ll come away with a workable structure and outline, plus an idea of how much you should be writing per day to flesh it out.

Diane Connell is an excellent writing tutor with a store of guidance, practical tips and inspiring exercises.

Diane is unfailingly supportive and confidence-boosting; helps you focus floaty ideas on form and structure. Genuinely excited for your ideas. 

Absolutely fantastic course for a first time or even an experienced writer. Everyone was able to get something out of the course and I’m amazed at how much I was able to get done through the exercises Diane took us through. Would highly recommend! Thank you!

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