I am a freelance writer and have been regularly published in magazines, journals and anthologies (such as 'Winter' for the Wildlife Trusts). In addition, I'm also an experienced editor and workshop facilitator, and my passion is encouraging people to write, whatever their level of experience. My creative writing sessions focus on the basics such as plot, character and setting, but take into consideration the writing goals of each individual. You'll find emerging novelists, nature and memoir writers, as well as those interested in short stories, biographies or children's fiction. The courses are designed to be enjoyable as well as productive, with writing exercises that spark ideas, build camaraderie and provide a framework for those who want to write on a regular basis. Participants in my groups have gone on to publication, success in short story competitons, further study and new career opportunities. Often it's a matter of boosting creative confidence as much as improving writing and editing skills.
For the forseeable future, all of my courses will be held online via Zoom., which is straightforward to use even if you've never done it before. This provides flexibility as to how and when classes are delivered, and means that you can join from anywhere in the world! Over the past 10 months, it's been a joy to meet (albeit digitially!) writers from as far away as Australia and the USA, as well as those much closer to home.
If you have a work in progress and would like one-off, or on-going support, please contact me to see if I can help. This may also be an option if you don't have time for a weekly class. Take a look at the page on this website for more information on how this works.
In addition, I work alongside businesses to perfect their corporate message, developing brand 'storytelling' for internal or external communications, pitches to potential investors etc.
With an MA in Creative Writing and Authorship from the University of Sussex, and a background in HR, non-profit and teaching, I can help you start - and finish - that writing project.
For more information, please email me at email@example.com
Some comments from participants of previous workshops:
"Very enjoyable, with good input from my fellow students"
"Inspirational and provocative"
Excellent! Boosted my confidence"
"Enjoying the lessons; they are helping me to focus on my writing and giving me a new sources of inspiration"
"Stretching my mind to get different ideas"
"These classes have become an important part of my week"
"I enjoyed the class immensely"
"I have so much more confidence in my writing! I was held back because I was embarrassed by my grasp of spelling and grammar, but this course has helped me to overcome this. Now I just need to write!"