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Sarah Duncan – At The Wells Festival Of Literature

Following my earlier post ‘Writing A Page-Turning Plot’, highlighting an event, featuring local author Sarah Duncan, I have just learned that she will also be appearing at this years ‘Wells Festival Of Literature’, which runs from 8th-15th October 2010.

This is the nineteenth year of the festival, and once again offers an impressive variety of talks and discussions. The beautiful City of Wells, is itself, worth a stay of several days, being the smallest City in England and the only City in Somerset.

Sarah’s talk is titled:- ‘ What Makes A Good Story?’ – ‘Is it possible to be both a romantic and a realistic novelist?’

It takes place on Saturday 9th October 2010, at The Bishop’s Palace, Wells, from 2pm-3pm, at a cost of £8.50 per ticket. Tickets are strictly on a first come, first served basis, click here for more details

Sarah’s fourth novel:- ‘A Single To Rome’, was long-listed for this year’s RNA Romantic Novel of the Year award.

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When Michael tells Natalie that he ‘needs space’, she’s devastated. She thought he was the love of her life but now Michael’s found himself a new girlfriend.

So much for space.

Natalie tries speed-dating, but how could she move on when she’s still yearning for Michael? One of her speedy dates is Guy and, despite the lack of chemistry, at least she’s now got a date for her best friend’s wedding. But past indiscretions are about to come to light. Natalie needs to escape.

Guy happens to own a flat she can borrow…in Rome! There Natalie makes some fabulous new friends and discovers who puts the Rome into Romeo. She’s falling in love — but is it with Rome, or with someone she finds there?

Sarah is a member of the RNA – the Romantic Novelists’ Association, is this year’s Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Bristol University, and often tutors creative writing courses both at home and worldwide.

She describes her own work as ‘dealing with relationships’. She writes for herself and to entertain herself, writing about the problems women face.

This should be an inspiring talk for any prospective authors out there.

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