Becoming a professional writer is an increasingly difficult task. Many publishers are refusing to accept manuscripts that haven’t been sent to them by an agent, while many agents are receiving 40 or more inquiries a day from potential clients. Even if you want to go the self-publishing route via e-books or print-on-demand, accepted wisdom is that you need someone else to check your text for problems in plotting, characterisation, grammar or spelling, otherwise they won’t sell.
Whether you are writing a thriller or a western, a science-fiction blockbuster or a contemporary novel, the fundamentals of structure, plot, character and layout are the same.
I can offer a range of writing services, including: initial advice with plotting; structural editing of manuscripts; line editing of manuscripts; editorial packages resulting in a ready-to-go e-book product or bespoke personal creative writing tutorials at a time and place of your choosing.
I have written 19 published novels under my own name and 3 as a ghost-writer. I have also written 9 non-fiction books, 12 scripts for audio plays and 33 short stories for a variety of publications and anthologies. I am currently script-editor and lead writer on a family-oriented TV series in development.
In addition to my writing career, I have also spent several years travelling the country giving creative writing presentations at literary festivals, in bookshops and in schools.