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.
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.
Writing a Good Short Story
Getting you started on writing a short story, step by step
Telling Stories with Spark
Transform the impact you have when you tell your story.
Coaching for Writers
Gain the clarity you crave regarding what you want to achieve with your writing.
Get back on track
For writers of novels and non-fiction that have hit a snag at first draft stage
Write about your experiences
For writers who want to write a book to help others.
Transform your writing
Develop your skills and build a strong foundation for your writing.
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
Deciding whether to create a plot or a character first can be a challenge. Writing fiction can feel like going around in circles, constantly changing your mind about which element to focus on – plot or character. There’s a short answer and a long answer. Here’s the...
A common writing wish is to write books for children. A children’s author has lots of genre options, just like authors who write for adults. There’s children’s fantasy fiction, adventure, crime, even horror. Why choose to write for children, though? There’s something...
Writers find it hard to put their story ideas onto paper for various reasons. It can be an unhealthy degree of perfectionism. It can be a lack of confidence in their skill or originality. It can be the lack of a writing habit – that is, a lack of consistent practice....
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.