Bestselling author offering master class to budding writers in the National Park

Supported by Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, Horatio Clare – bestselling author of ‘Running for the Hills’, ‘A Single Swallow’ and ‘The Prince’s Pen’ –  will be offering inspiration to budding writers with a one-day course running from 10am to 4pm at the National Park Visitor Centre near Libanus on Saturday 13th October.


Whether you’re writing for pleasure or a budding semi-professional novelist, Horatio is well placed to know exactly what it takes to create award-winning stories. The workshop will feature a mixture of instruction, discussion and exercises designed to encourage creativity and each participant will also get the chance to get tailored reading lists and feedback.


The course aims to encourage writers to produce better, clearer and more compelling prose; consider structure, character description, meaning and purpose; and encourage an understanding of the importance of place, setting and circumstance.


Master class leader Horatio is no stranger to the Brecon Beacons National Park. He was raised in Cwmdu in the Black Mountains, and became official patron of Brecon Beacons National Park Authority’s Ambassadors’ Scheme a few months ago.


Horatio said: “Having taught and lectured on writing to all ages, in several countries, I am very much looking forward to doing this day-long workshop for Brecon Beacons National Park Authority. Whether for personal benefit, the entertainment of friends and family, for profit or professionally, no time spent writing is wasted. This workshop will be a condensation of all I know about writing – it should be an exciting and engaging day.”


Carol Williams, Tourism Growth Area Project Officer for Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, said: “We’re extremely privileged that Horatio has offered to run this writing master class for the National Park Authority.


“There’s no doubt that the beauty of Brecon Beacons National Park has influenced some of Horatio’s writing and we hope this class, situated at the National Park Visitor Centre with the amazing backdrop of Pen y Fan and the rest of the Central Beacons, will inspire tomorrow’s budding authors.”


The ‘telling true stories’ master class will be held at the National Park Visitor Centre near Libanus, between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, October 13. The course is priced at £50 per person and lunch will be available at the National Park Visitor Centre tea rooms.

To attend the course book directly with the National Park Visitor Centre on 01874 623366 or email