6th to 8th September 2019 – Cirencester

Ever wanted to write a magazine article, but don’t know how to start? Or perhaps you’ve had a couple of pieces published and want to develop your skills further? How do you get six articles from one idea? Do you need photographs, and what rights will magazines ask for these days? This course will answer all those questions, and more!

Come with an idea, and leave the weekend with your first draft and a market in mind.

Course Organiser

Name: Lois Maddox – Relax & Writer

Website: www.relaxandwrite.co.uk

Email: loisbm@aol.com

Telephone: 01454 773579

Course Venue

Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester

Course Breakdown

This course is for any writer of any skill level. It’s designed to help you develop your magazine-writing skills and improve your chances of success in this market.

Friday 6th September 2019

5pm to 6pm – Introduction. A chance to meet fellow guests. What you’d like to get from the course. Sharing your article/story ideas and goals. Ideas – Where to find them?

Saturday 7th September 2019

9.45am to 10.45am – Magazine Analysis – A practical exercise to demonstrate how to analyse a publication to find out who its readers are, and therefore how to tailor your article to that readership.

11.30am to 12.30pm – Article Structure – Finding the right article structure for your idea, for this particular market.

2.45pm to 3.45pm – Beginnings and Endings – topping and tailing your article. How to grab your reader’s attention, and then leave them with that feeling of satisfaction at the end.

4.30pm to 5.30pm – Fact files, Boxouts and Photos – all those extras that turn you into an editor’s dream.

Sunday 8th September  2019

9.45am to 10.45am – Rights, Secondary Rights, and Money – Down to the nitty gritty!

11.15am to 12.30pm – Pitching – Sell your article before you’ve written it. And any final questions and answers.


Approx £250 (includes all accommodation, food and tutoring). For exact cost contact Lois Maddox.


To book your place, please contact Lois Maddox, Course Organiser, whose details appear at the top of the page.

Course Content Query

If you have any queries concerning the content of the course, please feel free to drop me an email via the Contact page (http://thebusinessofwriting.co.uk/contact) and I’ll try to answer as quickly as possible.

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