I am excited to start reading the submissions from authors for the mentorship programme and thank you everyone who applied.  I shall try to get back to everyone, one way or another, quickly so there is not too much waiting.  I also look forward to confirming and announcing the exciting mentors who will work with authors on fine tuning manuscripts, professionalising social media, polishing presentation … Continue reading MENTORING SUBMISSIONS ARE IN


The summer holidays are over, it feels like everyone is back at work (and school!) and I am looking forward to considering the applicants for the mentorship scheme which will be part of the work that we undertake as ‘Writers Weekend Workshop’.  It is important to offer support for new writers and to help people on their journey to publication.  The mentorship scheme is designed … Continue reading MENTORSHIP SCHEME

Reading tips from Malorie Blackman

Malorie spoke to a group of 35 emerging writers at the Writer’s Workshop recently in Brixton and was inspirational and informative on the importance of getting the plotting of books right.  She gave robust and practical advice and during her fantastic talk mentioned quite a few books that had helped her and from which she learnt a lot. If you would like to find out … Continue reading Reading tips from Malorie Blackman