“We interrupt this broadcast …

to promote ourselves to you.”

So I’ve put together a course that explains how to boost your income in troubled financial times, including ten sure-fire ways to make money from your writing skills in the short term. It also aims to help you prepare for economic recovery including such subjects as: winning friends within the industry, gaining stability for your writing career and how to achieve long terms goals.

I am truly excited about teaching this one, as it combines a number of practical lessons I’ve learned over the years, with some equally practical exercises that – I hope – introduce skills that other writing courses just don’t touch on, like how to pitch your work to an agent, for example.

And of course you know all about me by now, but in case you’ve forgotten: Kay Sexton’s fiction has been chosen for over twenty anthologies and she blogs regularly on environmental issues as well as writing for Green Futures, Jonathan Porrit’s award-winning magazine. In 2008, she was commissioned to write a short story for national radio, a finalist in the Willesden Herald fiction contest judged by Zadie Smith, and a finalist in the Glimmertrain Family Matters contest, and won the Fort William Festival Contest. Her unpublished novel, GATEKEEPER, is shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize and she is working on a second novel about pornography and rivers in 1920s Hampshire.


Date: Saturday 7 February
Times: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Brighton Media Centre
Cost: Members £35. Non Members £50


Date: Friday 10 April
Times: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Oxford Playhouse, Oxford
Cost: Members £35. Non Members £50

Date: Saturday 9 May
Times: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Westgate Hall, Canterbury
Cost: Members £35. Non Members £50

Book via New Writing South

And there will be excitement, prizes and fun on the day, I promise!


  1. Nik's Blog
    13th January 2009

    That sounds like a really great course, Kay. Shame I’m not further south.


  2. Javier
    14th January 2009

    i really need to boost my income…

    happy 2009!

  3. Ari
    16th January 2009

    “she is working on a second novel about pornography and rivers in 1920s Hampshire”

    Sounds like my kind of book 😉

  4. Kay Sexton
    17th January 2009

    Javier, it would be a hell of a journey for you, further even than for Nik (Hi Nik!) and Ari, it does rather … I like the sound of yours too. Finland is fascinating!


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