Jude Hayland

Location: Winchester Hampshire
About The Speaker...

I am a fiction author with an extensive career in writing. I spent over 25 years writing commercial short stories for women’s magazines and was published extensively both in the UK and internationally.
After completing an M.A. in Creative Writing, I began to write full length novels and have now published three. I am currently working on my fourth with publication due early next year.
I tutor creative writing and enjoy sharing my wide-ranging experiences as an author.
I am an Author Ambassador for my publisher, Matador, a position which enables me to connect with writers who may be at the start of their writing career – or thinking of turning to writing in later life.

About Their Talks...

My talks are inspired by my long career as an author – from articles and short stories published widely in magazines in the UK and internationally for over 25 years, through to novel writing and blogging on all things bookish and writerly.
I love to share my passion for writing.


£60 a session –
Travel costs – for venues in Hampshire or the home counties (Surrey, Berkshire, Sussex, Greater London, Central London) no charge. Outside this area, 40 p a mile.

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Write On!

Public Speaker in Hampshire, Jude Hayland presents her talk Write on!

An introductory talk on writing and what this creative activity can offer all of us in our lives. Whether we are writing for profit, pleasure or personal achievement, writing offers everyone an intimate, consoling and satisfying experience at every age.
In this talk, I look at getting started – at the reasons why people write, the creative process, the stimulus, genres and forms available.

There Are No Rules!

Public Speaker in Hampshire, Jude Hayland presents her talk There Are No Rules!

How do you identify the kind of writer you are? From my personal viewpoint as a writer of literary/commercial/book group fiction set in the recent past, I explore my inspirations and go on to look at approaches to setting, characterisation, structure and process and aim to break down many of the myths about writing fiction

Writing in the 21st Century

Public Speaker in Hampshire, Jude Hayland presents her talk Writing in the 21st Century

The outlets for writing have never been greater – the scope for finding a readership never wider.
I examine some of the forms available to independent writers in building an author business including eBooks, paperbacks, print on demand, series, blogging, podcasts, YouTube, Audio books et al.

Let's Write Now!

Public Speaker in Hampshire, Jude Hayland presents her talks

A practical workshop type talk where, after a short introduction, I demonstrate some writing techniques and introduce the audience to some exercises to get their creativity going. Working either individually or in pairs, the chance to produce a short piece of writing before the end of the session is provided with an option to offer it for shared critique!

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