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 other resources. You can also read 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 on Twitter and Tumblr.


Forthcoming events in 2020
* Wednesday 24 June 2020, 4pm-6pm
* EXTRA SECTION ADDED! Tuesday 30 June 2020, 4pm-6pm 

Perfect Plotting, online workshop with The Literary Consultancy: how to structure your book – plot, story, and the mechanics of storytelling. Booking details at TLC.

Coming soon: further online workshops and masterclasses – contact me to be added to my mailing list, or subscribe to my blog.


Earlier events in 2020
I’m running a workshop at the Victoria and Albert Museum for the first time, and continuing our ongoing series of workshops on the Four Elements with Kellie Jackson of Words Away, at London Bridge Hive.

* June tbc 2020, 9.45pm-5pm POSTPONED
The Four Elements of Editing

* Saturday 16 May 2020, 9.45pm-5pm POSTPONED
Writing On Air: A Four Elements Workshop on Structure, Form and Focus, with guest aeronaut Bhanu Kapil

* Saturday 21 March 2020, 9.45am-5pm POSTPONED
Earth Works: A Four Elements Workshop on Description and Action, with guest earthshaker Claire Dale

* Tuesday 18 February 2020, 1.30pm-3.30pm
Water Workshop, Cambridge University English Department

* Saturday 8 February 2020, 9.45am-5pm
Water Ways: A Four Elements Workshop on Feeling, Tone and Perspective, with guest wavemaker Sally Kindberg

* Sunday 26 January 2020, 2pm-5pm
Food: Bigger Than The Page, at the Victoria & Albert Museum (inspired by the V&A’s innovative exhibition Food: Bigger Than The Plate)