A different kind of post from me today, to tell you about my day at the Darling Buds of May Farm writer’s retreat.
You might remember a very lovely, gentle TV series starring David Jason and a very young Catherine Zeta-Jones, based on the stories by H.E.Bates about a Kentish farmer and his ever-growing family, the “deals” he struck (an early Del-boy character I think!) and the enviable fun and loving relationship the farmer Sidney Larkin had with his wife and children.
It was memorable for the setting in which the series was filmed, an old country farm complete with roses growing over the door, farm animals and geese wandering freely, a duckpond, and seemingly, forever summer. It certainly left an impression on me, and of course, launched Catherine Zeta-Jones to the fame she now enjoys.
Last week I had the opportunity to spend a glorious, hot, summer day at this very lovely venue myself, Buss Farm, near Ashford in Kent. As well as a wonderful B&B, some of the outbuildings have been converted into workshop premises for training courses. On this occasion, I was learning how to write a book and publish it. As I work with writers who are keen to have their books edited and then see their books in print, I am often asked how to go about finding a publisher and I decided I needed to gather the information to help my clients do just that, rather than just wielding my red pen, proofreading their typos and spelling mistakes.
It would take me too long to tell you all about it – suffice to say it was an excellent day learning how easy it is to self-publish, and money well-spent. Follow this link to all the courses available with the Internet Business School.
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