Your Writing Mentor Holly Seddon
Get one-to-one feedback on your crime, suspense or thriller novel
Holly is the international bestselling author of ‘Try Not to Breathe’, ‘Don’t Close Your Eyes’, ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, ‘The Hit List’, and ‘The Woman on the Bridge’.
After growing up in the English countryside obsessed with music and books, Holly worked in London as a journalist and editor. She now lives in South East England with her family. Alongside fellow author Gillian McAllister, Holly co-hosts the popular Honest Authors Podcast.
Specialises in: Thriller, suspense, crime.
Holly provides tuition for our Mentoring Service.
Why we love Holly
Holly is an integral part of the Jericho Writers team and we can all personally attest to how wonderful she is to work with. Holly is endlessly supportive and champions all writers she works with. She has a fundamental understanding of how brilliant books are written and can demystify the process in a way that is clear and helpful.
What Holly says about Mentoring
Nurturing talent and encouraging writers to develop their voices and create the best work they can is a passion. Whether through manuscript critiquing, answering listener questions on the Honest Authors podcast or acting as an early reader to peers, it’s a real joy to help a writer pinpoint their goals, identify their challenges and recognise the steps they need to take to achieve the results they deserve.
I will be patient and encouraging, gentle but honest. This is about you, your voice and your story. I cannot do the work for you but I can help you dig deep and find your own path to writing a novel you’re proud to submit to agents or publishers.
I am best placed to help those who seek the traditional publishing route (not self-publishing), and specialise in adult fiction – there are other mentors better suited to helping YA/children’s writers and those working on non-fiction.
Mentoring sessions would be conducted over Skype or Zoom, or even email if this is the format you’re most comfortable with. We would arrange mutually convenient times and establish your expectations and priorities early on. Depending on your needs, I may read a sample of your work (or several samples) during the course of our mentoring relationship.
Before anything else though, we would have an informal chat and make sure we’re a good fit.
Start your mentoring today
Get expert one-to-one advice from Holly Seddon as you write and edit your manuscript.
Need some extra help?
Get in touch with our Writers Support team who will be happy to help!