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A fairy-tale infused historical novel for adults set in the late 18 th century, moving between Imperial China and France during the ‘Terror’ of the French Revolution, and inspired by the true story of a quest for a blood-red rose.

The novel will draw upon ‘The Blue Rose,’ a fairy tale set in China about a quest for an impossible rose.


All writers get blocked sometimes. Yet it is those writers who learn how to blast through their blockage and keep on writing that manage to produce work, year after year, and so build themselves a career as a writer. Most aspiring writers dream of being able to make a living from their writing, yet writer’s block makes the process slow and arduous, as well as very time-consuming.

Professional writers have all sorts of tricks and techniques to make sure writer’s block does not become writer’s paralysis. In a fast-paced, intense workshop, learn how to overcome the fear of the blank page and get the creative juices flowing, how to blast through the fears and doubts holding you back, and how to keep your well of creativity overflowing so that you are always brimming over with ideas, energy and enthusiasm. Participants should bring a pen and lots of paper!