As many of you know, I am no longer working as a writing coach and am currently pursuing a new career as an English and Drama teacher in secondary schools. Whilst I have not been active on the site for some time – and am no longer coaching – I would like to take a moment to share a few recent success stories from my former clients. This list is by no means exhaustive and if I haven’t included your publication, do give me a nudge and I’ll include you in the next update. Here’s to all those I have worked with and all of your successes. These are just a few of them.
I’m really looking forward to reading Julia Crouch’s latest novel ‘Every Vow You Break’. I’ve been thrilled to witness Julia’s success and this novel looks every bit as gripping as her first, ‘Cuckoo’.
‘Every Vow You Break’ concerns the Wayland family who leave England to spend a long, hot summer in Trout Island, Upstate New York. Lara, still reeling from an abortion that Marcus insisted on, hopes the summer away from home will give her time to learn to love her husband again.
A chance meeting at a party reacquaints the family with Marcus’s old actor friend, Stephen, with whom Lara once had an affair. Lara feels herself drawn towards Stephen and … Read the rest →
If you have completed (or are very close to completing) a novel for children or young adults, the Mslexia Children’s Novel Competition is the perfect opportunity to get your work… Read the rest →
“Nothing in the world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have… Read the rest →
As writers, we all need confidence in bucket-loads. Why’s that? Because we are working in a profession where rejection is often a part of the deal. We frequently work without… Read the rest →
‘The Archive Series’ aims to bring all the best ‘Writing Coach’ posts together in one place on the new website. This post originally appeared on my very first blog… Read the rest →
First of all, a very Happy New Year to you all and wishing all readers of this blog a happy, healthy, and creative 2012!
What is the Annual Review?
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Question: What can a writer learn from an illustrator?
Answer: The fact that we don’t have to know the entire plot before we begin. Indeed, we might know nothing at… Read the rest →
Win an appraisal of 25 pages of your writing work and a copy of my ebook in the Writing Coach Twitter/Facebook Competition (see below)
Today marks the first day of… Read the rest →
Writing a first draft of a novel or any book is, you might say, the easy part. But it’s at the editing stage that we craft our work into something… Read the rest →
Most readers of this blog will be familiar with the concept of the ‘Artist’s Date’, the phrase coined by the author of The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron. In Cameron’s words,… Read the rest →
One of the main questions that I get asked in my work as a writing coach is “how can I become more productive as a writer?” Modern life is full… Read the rest →
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