1:1 Coaching via Zoom

11 May 2022 - 20 December 2022

The ideal option for those with busy lives who want to get creative, yet need a flexible platform to do so.

Course Number: 1-2-1

Course length: 12 hours - to suit your schedule e.g., 6 x 2 hour sessions, 12 x 1 hour sessions, or a mix and match of both - whatever works best for you.

I usually find that two hours is long enough for each session, as creative fatigue can tend to set in after.

(Bookings are fully flexible and rescheduleable at no extra cost.)

How it works:

We would arrange an inital free-of-charge Zoom chat to discuss your writing aims and goals, and for you to learn more about how I work.

Price (after free inital one hour chat):

Full fees: £25 per hour / £300 for 12 hours tuition

Concessions: £20 per hour / £240 for 12 hours tuition

(Either option payable in advance or after each session via PayPal, to give you peace of mind at not having to make advance payments.

Session Days (subject to availability): Mondays to Sundays.)

Course Description: Covering the content of either the ‘Get That Novel Started’, the ‘Keep That Momentum Going’, the ‘Bespoke Mentoring’ creative writing courses or any aspect of writing you wish to focus on, these 1:1 sessions are suitable for beginners, intermediates or writers looking for a fresh injection of inspiration, and are perfect for all genres, projects, and for those looking to write short stories. The sessions are taught through discussion, exercises, homework and in-depth critique.

Age: 16 or over (I am CRB checked)

Course Outline: Coaching 1:1 via Zoom in the comfort of your own home, you will learn the nuts and bolts of the creative process and the necessary key ingredients – character, structure, discipline, plot, theme, drama, the creation of ideas, point of view, location, editing, rewrites, delivery, and the all-important strong, dramatic and satisfying conclusion that will leave your readers wanting more.

Bespoke Manuscript Development Option: This focuses on developing the idea/manuscript you already have session by session, scene by scene, chapter by chapter, to ensure the story grows as you wish it to whilst including the key ingredients required in any novel to make it compelling and unputdownable e.g., great characters, descriptions, escalation of drama and plot twists, all leading to that satisfying, resounding ending.

With all the above options, from the get-go you will begin to produce work to build your confidence, critiquing skills, the necessary thick-skin all writers must have, plus you will develop a writer’s work ethic and discipline to make your goals happen, seeing remarkable results each day/week. At the end of the six weeks, you will likely have produced the first ten thousand words of your novel (no pressure, but the framework is there for you to achieve this if you wish), and be fired up to continue towards your end target.

Each of the sessions incorporates bespoke step-by-step guidance for your novel/project, homework critique, plus availability to answer further questions as and when they arise.

As a creative writing coach, my goal is to inspire, encourage and motivate via well-practised methods, experience and insight to help you to achieve your goals.

And yes - your writing goals are totally achievable! You have the ideas and the desire, which means the rest will follow. And in no time, you’ll begin to see a structure, progression and the finish line, confirming your cherished project WILL happen, and in the foreseeable future.


Are there any course requirements? Yes, you’ll need basic written English skills to benefit from it, plus access to the internet for the exchange of course notes and your critiqued homework etc.

Is previous creative writing experience required? No.

Are there any other costs? No

Is there anything I need? Just your own writing materials – pens, paper, laptop etc.

What if a group is interested? No problem at all. Please email me with your requirements.

Should you have any further questions or if you’d like to book an initial chat, please message me via the contact form or on with your availability. We can then arrange a time to discuss (via Zoom) your aims and goals etc.

To enrol, please select your ‘course price’ from the drop down menu, then enter the course number and your preferred start date and time, then click ‘Buy Now’ to be taken through to your Paypal account.

(Alternative payment methods are available, should you prefer. Please email me for options.)

Finally - for me, writing is the most wonderful, inspiring and fulfilling artistic expression, and to be able to share what I’ve learnt along the way is a joy. And it would be a pleasure to work with you on your creative project.

And I genuinely feel - there’s never been a better time to get creative!

Thank you very much and I hope to meet you on a course soon.

Best wishes


Course Details

Date: 11 May 2022 - 20 December 2022
Time: 7:00 - 21:00
Cost: 25
Sessions: 1
Available Places: 150
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