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Activities at Atsitsa Bay, Greece

Your Story on the Page with Diane Connell

Sun 11 - Sun 18 Aug 2024

Breaking Through and Putting Your Story on the Page

This course will teach you how to take the story you want to tell and put it on the page. If you don’t yet have a story, the course will help you create one. During the week, we will explore techniques for breaking through the obstacles that hold you back from moving forward with your story. Through energetic discussion and exercises, you will become familiar with the writing process, learn practical skills and gain the confidence you need to give your ideas written form. Throughout, you will be guided and encouraged within a positive and supportive group environment. 

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What's included in Atsitsa Bay?

Diane's course is held in Atsitsa Bay on Skyros island in Greece and is part of the wide range of courses and activities available. The holiday includes full board twin shared accommodation in an eco-hut. Single upgrades and twin shares in the house are available. Chat through the website, call +44 (0)1983 86 55 66 or email to discuss your requirements. 

About Diane Connell

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!

I liked Diane's clear feedback and structure.

Diane's course of building a novel really helped me understand the 'how' of it. It was exactly what I was looking for.

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