Your Writing Mentor Tamsin Winter
Have one-to-one support from bestselling children’s author Tamsin Winter
Tamsin Winter is a bestselling author who writes fresh, funny and heartfelt fiction for teens. Tamsin’s debut novel, Being Miss Nobody, won multiple awards including the Awesome Book Award, Brilliant Book Award, and Reading Rampage Book of the Year. It was chosen as a Top Read by Rethink Mental Health for its sensitive portrayal of anxiety.
Jemima Small Versus the Universe was shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize, nominated for the Carnegie Medal and chosen by The Reading Agency for their Reading Well for Teens campaign. It is described as ‘compelling and empowering’ by Book Trust. Girl (in Real Life) was shortlisted for multiple awards and chosen as one of The Guardian’s Best New YA Novels. Bad Influence, released in June 2023, has received widespread critical acclaim. It’s been described by comedian Ben Miller as ‘brave, honest and heartbreakingly-funny’.
Tamsin has a BA Hons in English Literature and Creative Writing and has worked as an English teacher and writer for over twenty years.
Specialises in: Children’s fiction (picture book, middle grade, and young adult). Tamsin also works with contemporary, literary, book club, crime, thriller, action, women’s fiction, fantasy, comic/satire, paranormal, historical, memoir, and short stories.
Tamsin provides tuition for our Mentoring Service.
Why we love Tamsin
As both an award-winning children’s author and experienced English teacher, Tamsin’s passion for children’s books shines through in the support she provides writers. If you’re looking for an expert children’s mentor, you’re in the right place!
What Tamsin says about Mentoring
I know how difficult it is to write a book. I tried (and failed!) for many years to write a complete manuscript that I felt was engaging and relevant to readers. It took years for me to find my voice and the confidence to write in it. As an award-winning author currently writing my fifth novel for publication, I have learned so much that I believe is of great value to aspiring and experienced writers.
I have delivered fiction writing masterclasses for several years now, and I absolutely love making the writing process less daunting for new writers. Writing a novel is a delicate balancing act between action, character, setting and perspective. I will help draw out your key ideas, work with you to develop believable characters, and give you the confidence to write in your own voice and style.
I am passionate about bringing quality fiction to young people, so I am particularly interested in working with children’s, teen and YA writers of any genre. However, I love working with fiction and memoir writers of any experience and genre.
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Get expert one-to-one advice from Tamsin Winter as you write and edit your manuscript.
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