Welcome to my website. It contains information about me and my work as a teacher, editor and book doctor, as well as recommended readings and links on writing and publishing and tips and inspirations from great writers. I also feature some of my own writing.

My blog features occasional writing experiments, as well as posts on topical matters and reviews on books and other resources that might be useful for writers. I also post links about these sorts of things on Twitter and Tumblr.

Events for the spring and summer terms of 2019
I’m running further masterclasses in collaboration with Kellie Jackson of Words Away:

* Saturday 30 March 2019: Crafting Your Prose: A Masterclass on Literary Style, plus Q&A with industry speaker Sarah Shrubb of Hachette Audio. More info below.

* Saturday 11 May 2019: Density and Speed: Crafting Space and Time in Writing, plus Q&A with book PR Alison Menzies. More info below.

* Saturday 15 June 2019: The Craft of Revising: A Masterclass on Self-editing for Writers, plus Q&A with editor Faiza Khan of Bloomsbury Publishing. More info below.

These one-day classes are held at London Bridge Hive, 1 Melior Place, London SE1 3SZ.

I have plans for further workshops and masterclasses in the near future, and in 2019/2020 hope to repeat this suite of six masterclasses, which are designed to use intuitive approaches to the craft topics that might be covered in an MA or MFA in creative writing (Plotting; Voice; Character and Setting; Literary Style; Space and Time; Revising). Contact me to be added to my mailing list.

More info including course descriptions and schedules can be found on my Events page, and you can book via Words Away.