Voula Tsoflias is a writer of fiction and non-fiction, and a corporate psychologist. After completing her MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck in 2005, she completed her debut novel Honor’s Shadow, published by Karnac in 2011 (under her previous name of Voula Grand.) In the same year, she was a contributing author to The DK Psychology Book, which won an award from the British Psychology Society. She is currently working on a new novel.
Voula combines her writing activities with her work as a leadership psychologist in business. These two worlds collide in a collaboration with writer Isabel Costello: they offer a workshop on “Resilient Thinking for Writers.”
Voula enjoys general and women’s fiction, speculative and dystopian fiction; and her special interest and knowledge in psychology makes her well suited to support writers of psychological drama (as she herself writes) and non-fiction writers of psychology.
As an experienced coach and mentor, I draw upon the principles of positive psychology. I can help writers develop a mindset for success through resilient thinking, whilst also providing coaching on the technical aspects of the craft of writing, drawn from my MA in Creative Writing and my Faber Edit Your Novel Course. I especially like to help people see where their writing really “sings” so they can fully understand their best work, as well as helping them address areas for improvement. Finally, I think it is very useful to help a writer to fully understand and respect their own writing process, to make friends with the way they work, as a source of energy and inspiration.