12th February 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
As the author of thirteen top ten bestselling novels, Adele Parks is an expert on writing romance. In an evening of inspiring discussion, practical advice and writing exercises, she’ll use her experience to guide you through the challenges of writing romance – covering everything from creating two lead characters your readers will root for from their first meeting, to avoiding the clichés and developing your own unique style.
Adele will give you the advice you need to know to make sure your writing is emotionally engaging, sexy and original – and, most importantly, she’ll help you to make sure readers fall in love with your work, not just your leading protagonist.
Adele Parks has published thirteen previous novels, all of which have been top ten bestsellers. Adele has spent her adult life in Italy, Botswana and London until 2005 when she moved to Guildford, where she now lives with her husband and son. Since 2006, Adele has been heavily involved with The Reading Agency and is an Ambassador for their ‘Six Book Challenge’ as she believes literacy is a basic human right and a huge pleasure. In 2008, Adele wrote a Quick Read, Happy Families, as part of the celebrations of World Book Day, which went on to win Quick Read Learners’ Favourite Award, as voted for by the public. Adele was one of the Costa Book Awards judges for 2011. She writes regularly for newspapers and magazines and often appears on radio and TV to discuss her writing and related issues. The State We’re In was shortlisted for the 2013 National Book Awards Popular Fiction Book of the Year. Whatever It Takes was selected for the 2014 World Book Night list and Adele is on the committee to select titles for World Book Night 2015. She will be a spokesperson for Books Are My Bag.
The event will be held at Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP. Doors will open at 6pm, with drinks provided upon arrival.
Drinks will start at 6pm and your workshop with Adele begins at 6.30pm prompt, finishing at 8.30pm.