Helping writers improve their writing…

If you dream of writing successful stories and gaining 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.

Tell the stories you were born to tell…

Words can convey a scene, create a character, set a mood. Words are the means by which we have developed technologies, arts and entire civilisations.

Words make us human.

I love to help people grow in confidence, to express the stories they have within them, and to help them see that they already have the potential and power to become the writer they want to be. I help budding authors write their first book. 

Courses for Writers

Refine your writing skills with Storytellers’ Academy – the home for my online courses for writers

Telling Stories with Spark

Transform the impact you have when you tell your story.

Transform your writing

Accountability, support and encouragement to keep writing and improving your skills

Learn to write Stories that sell

Whether you want to tell fictional stories or true life stories, short stories or epic novels, I can help you tell stories your readers will find irresistible. You see, if you want your stories to gain attention, it’s not enough to put the words of what happens down on paper. You have to give people a reason to listen to you. You need to grab them by the imagination and get into their emotions.

Learn the solid techniques to tell a story that people will find irresistible. I teach you how to engage your audience so that they feel like they are really there in your story and experiencing it for themselves.

Start your writing journey today…

Storytellers’ Academy is perfect for those who have tried short term creative writing courses but were disappointed with the results. It also suits you if you have taken part in a course and felt your appetite was whetted, but you’re ready to go further and deeper. Even if you haven’t tackled story writing since your school days, Storytellers’ Academy is great for you, because it strips back all of the mumbo jumbo around creative writing. You’ll find solid teaching, not vague tips and general encouragement.

Storytellers’ Academy is designed for those who want to do more with their storytelling than have it as a private hobby. I have created it for those who want to reach out to others with their stories and pull them in. I help you get to the heart of what makes a story really work. It is not a series of random exercises or pieces of general advice. It teaches you how to put one word after another in a way that engages the imagination, making your reader experience the story and its emotions for themselves

For writers who want to learn their craft…

Show dont tell - online course for writers

Showing and Telling in Writing

This online course is about helping you master that tricky beast of fiction, showing and telling, so that you can plant your story in your readers’ imaginations and hearts.

write the middle - online course for writers

Write the Middle of your Novel

Write the Middle of Your Novel helps you get your first draft done by overcoming the sense of overwhelm that comes with writing the middle section of your novel.

“I’ve worked with Deanne for over a year now, and she is a great coach. Thanks to her advice and encouragement, my first book is now out!” – Kell Willsen, Author.

“Less than 2 years ago, I had a few vague ideas, a few scraps of stories and a strong urge to write. Then I met Deanne. I now have over 150 short stories under my belt, 3 picture books ready to be sent out into the big wide world and a first draft of a novel completed. I’ve accrued accolades from a number of international competitions and been invited to read my work at artistic events. Working with Deanne has helped me hone my skills, regain my focus and feel confident in my work. I can’t wait to see where it takes me in the future. Thanks Deanne.” – Hazel Hitchins, Author.

‘I’ve just completed my first manuscript, thanks to the support I’ve received from Deanne. She offers open, insightful support and advice that really helps you take your ideas and story forward.’ – Sarah Conway – Author

“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 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

“Deanne is the best secret weapon. Every writer should have her tucked in their pockets in case of a crisis of confidence.” Linda Jones

Telling stories with spark

Looking for a way to get your audience to pay attention to your fictional or personal stories?

This book helps you tell stories that people find irresistible. It teaches you where you’ve been going wrong with the way you write your action. Find out what that old saying ‘Show Don’t Tell’ really means, when broken down properly. You will also have the tricky matter of character dialogue untangled for you, and get some hands-on writing challenges to complete.

Telling Stories with Spark is a no-nonsense, jargon-light book. In it, I help you understand what makes a story actually work.

Deanne Adams, Story Coach and Mentor. Write the best book you can.

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