Want to write?
I believe everyone can be a writer. We all use language and have a unique view on the world. I'm always willing to help people to strengthen their own creative writing, through mentoring or workshops. You can buy a one-to-one session with me below or come on retreat.
I am an experienced creative writing tutor, and lead the Exporing Creative Writing module for the University of the Highlands and Islands MLitt course. I have a Creative Writing masters degree with distinction from Glasgow University, where I studied from 2003 to 2005. I have taught writing in many different formats and to a wide range of groups. These have included:
- evening classes for large and small groups of adults
- workshops on poetry and starting to write, connecting to nature through writing, creating characters, structuring stories, writing historical novels and getting published.
As well as creative writing classes, I relish one-to-one teaching opportunities. Students or people who want a writing mentor send me writing work, from time to time, as and when they need feedback or encouragement.
If you would like to establish such a relationship with me, feel free to contact me by email or phone - my contact details are here.
My usual fee to read up to 10 poems, or 5000 words of prose, and provide feedback either by email, phone or in person, is £60. For feedback on longer pieces, add £20 for the next 5000 words or 10 poems, and £40 for each subsequent 10,000 words or 20 poems. You can pay with the paypal buttons below, post a cheque or pay direct to my bank (details on request).