Learning, support and encouragement for amateur writers.

To be a writer, you must write…

To write a story, you have to start putting words down which tell a story. And you can learn to tell a story well, if you practise. That’s the secret to becoming an author. Time invested in writing is a gift that helps you become a better writer.

What is stopping you from picking up a pen today? 

Here are some ways that I can offer support to you as a writer.

Support for Writers

Story Coaching

Gain the clarity you crave regarding what you want to achieve with your writing. Story Coaching helps you to identify and break down your writing obstacles faster. All packages are based around 1:1 sessions that give you exclusive use of my time and insights. We work together on your writing project and your development as a writer wherever you are in the world.

Road Bump

For writers who have hit a snag in the planning or first draft. Road Bump helps you to  get unstuck, back to writing and move on with clarity and confidence. You can send me your first chapter when you’re ready. My feedback can help you stay on track and make changes and improvements to structure and content. 

Virtual Workshops

I host virtual group workshops where a small group of writers meet to discuss their craft. Each monthly workshop centres around a topic that aids writers who want to make a career out of their writing. These writing workshops are part of my membership community, Storytellers Elite – but guests are welcome to join in for our monthly workshops on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Storytellers Elite

If you’re looking for a supportive community of writers to cheer on your efforts, Storytellers Elite is for you. As well as our monthly group workshop, you’ll get a monthly 1:1 session with me where we talk about what you to focus on to make progress e.g. plot holes, character development or setting goals and timeframes. You can also take part in writing sprints and gain access to a members-only Facebook group.

Words from writers I have worked with

I love to help writers 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.

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

Having written the opening of my novel a year ago, I soon hit a wall and didn’t know how to progress further. Since working with Deanne over this time, my novel has come on leaps and bounds and I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel to complete a finished novel. From writing sprints to monthly discussions and one to one’s, the Elite course has been key to developing my story ideas, plot, characters and writing skills. It’s also great to have a group of like minded writing buddies to bat ideas off as the writing process can be so solitary. I also signed up to the ‘Write the Middle’ course which amplified my writing techniques and structural plotting skills. I refer back to this whenever I need to improve my scenes. – Megan Claire

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

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

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

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

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

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

For writers who want to learn their craft… 

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