MEDIA MASTERCLASSES (NEW)
Thirty years leading comms in big organisations like Great Ormond Street for Children, Chelsea and Westminster, and a well known consumer campaign. Working with individuals and small groups.
How can I help you with…
‘Being interesting’. Doing a confident interview, or “Q and A”. Working with a publicist. Doing it yourself. Getting out of a hole. Knowing what the value is.
Is your book working? Would you like a published author’s advice?
It is easy to get too close to your text to know if it works – at the page, chapter, or story level. It is too easy to spend time fiddling when there are bigger problems you cannot see. Get an experienced writer to assess it.
I will review/assess:
Novels – fantasy, science fiction, contemporary and historical, thrillers, YA. Try me. (Whole manuscript – recommended – or first 10,000)
I don’t read children’s, cozy mysteries, misery memoir. Nothing wrong with these, just don’t read enough to help.
Non-fiction – depending on subject.
OTHER WRITING SERVICES
I offer Zoom meetings to discuss your writing and publishing issues.
I think traditional publishing, high quality indie publishing, and crowdfunding publishing can all be good routes. Understanding your real personal success criteria helps to be a more contented author. Book me for a strategy session.
For people submitting to UK agents I will evaluate your agent letter, synopsis and first three chapters. For people submitting to US agents, I am happy to critique synopsis and pages
I can review your agent querying process and documents
I do write to commission. I can show examples
I do other work for hire.
I have thirty years’ experience as a communications professional so honestly, suggest a project and I’ll quote if I am suitable and interested.
I do talks and workshops for groups.
Here is the nitty gritty. But feel free to email questions.