Alongside writing, teaching is my passion. I graduated with a BA Honours degree in English Literature from Oxford University and a PGCE from Cambridge University, and I have guest-lectured at Sheffield Hallam and Bath Spa Universities on their Creative Writing MAs. I have a positive, growth-mindset approach, believing that writing skills are teachable and creative ability is not fixed, and I aim to nurture your talent while offering concrete, practical advice.
Every writer is different, so the mentoring I offer is uniquely crafted to the individual. Together, we will devise a bespoke twenty-hour plan, keeping in mind at all times that mentoring is a dynamic process, and your needs and desires may change as we move through the hours. Mentoring usually takes place over a few months with plenty of time for you to write in between sessions. There is no time limit. After initial advice, if you would like to spend a year writing a new draft before coming back to me, that’s absolutely fine. Equally, if you prefer to use the twenty hours in one month for a more intensive back-and-forth mentoring experience, that’s okay too. It is entirely up to you, but my aim is for every mentee to finish their programme having made substantial, tangible progress on their manuscript, and having taken real, practical steps towards getting published. That is why we’re here, after all! I understand your passion to see your work in print and I can help you fulfil that aim.
If you would like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I am particularly interested in children’s and young adult fiction, but work with writers of all genres.