Helping you tell the stories you were born to tell…

 

If your dream is to tell stories, have them published and gain the recognition you deserve, you’re in the right place.

If you aspire to make a living telling stories, again… welcome!

If you want your voice to be heard and your personal story to make a difference to those who hear it, stay tuned.

But do you feel like nobody is listening? Like nobody even cares?

It doesn’t have to be that way. 

Whether you want to tell fictional stories or true life stories, short stories or epic novels, I can help you tell stories that captivate and make people want to listen to you.

 

Storytellers’ Academy (online membership) and Storytellers (face to face membership in South Wales) offer learning, support and encouragement to members, as well as valuable human company along the path of your creative journey.

Storytellers’ Academy is perfect for those who have tried creative writing courses but were disappointed with the results. It is designed for those who want to do more with their storytelling than have it as a private hobby. I help you get to the heart of what makes a story really work. It is not a series of random exercises. Click here to discover more…

You don’t have to spend hours trawling through ‘how to tell a story’ books… Work with me.

 

Other services include:

 

  • manuscript critique – for when you want honest opinions and professional insights into your characters, plot, structure and style.
  • proofreading – for when you want to be confident in the accuracy of your spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • editing/proofreading combined – for when you want an unbiased person to take away the stress and uncertainty of self-editing.
  • commentary – for when you want honest opinions of the detail of your manuscript or a section of it (characters, plot, style).
  • ghost writing – for when you want someone to use your ideas and research to write a manuscript for you.

 

“If you are an aspiring author, why wouldn’t you seek expert input to make your manuscript the very best it can be? Deanne not only edits and proofreads, but she provides the clarity and insight to turn your work into publishable material.”

Laura Foakes, author of The Liars’ and Fibbers’ Academywinner of the 2012 South Wales Short Story Competition, shortlisted for the 2016 Richard & Judy Search for a Bestseller Award.

“The nicest grammar Nazi you will ever meet! Deanne has been my secret weapon. Not afraid to give criticism, possessing an eye for detail and a genuine passion for what she does, Deanne has developed my writing technique and accelerated the learning process for a first time author. Writing a book can be daunting. If it wasn’t for her involvement there is every chance this book wouldn’t have got much further than a Word document and a pile of notes.”
“Been to one of Deanne’s workshops and it was wonderful. She has given a name to one of my writing anxieties, which diffused half the problem!” Zaina Zahid, EFT & Kinesiology Practitioner
“Deanne is the best secret weapon. Every writer should have her tucked in their pockets in case of a crisis of confidence.” Linda Jones
“Deanne is really great to work with. Very efficient and accurate. We needed something done at the last minute and she went above and beyond for us. I would thoroughly recommend her she is helpful, friendly and professional.” Ruth Steggles, Fresh Air Fridays
“Deanne worked to keep my writing and personality intact whilst subtly yet powerfully helping with clarity and delivery flow. I could never have done without her talent and skills. I would absolutely recommend her editing skills and will definitely be using her services for all my book publications in future. 10/10” Paul Rees, Accolade Academy