This offer of one-to-one support is available to regular Wolsey Writers who are committed to developing their work to a high standard.
It may be suitable if you:
- Are part way through a manuscript.
- Are experienced in one genre and contemplating a project in another.
- Have a demonstrable flair for creative writing and wish to pursue this further.
I will deliver:
- 3 x one-hour meetings to discuss: You, The Writer; Your Big Project; Your Aspirations.
- A style analysis of a 1,000-word max extract.
- A written report giving feedback on the substance of your manuscript based on a 10,000-word max extract and synopsis, clearly highlighting its strengths and weakness.
WW Advanced is a different, more challenging way of working than our Saturday morning workshops. Your programme of support will be tailored to your needs, but equally, requires more participation from you. For example, I will set you tasks to complete between our meetings; I will ask you questions about your WiP and the story you are trying to tell; and I will urge you to think deeply about your personal goals and how to make your writing the best it can be.
While I shall encourage you in whatever your writing goals are, please be aware that WW Advanced is not a ‘how to get published’ service. My priority is to make your writing better. The only promises I can make are that I always look for good in the work I’m shown; that my feedback will be personal and specific; and that my advice is given with the aim of helping you to realise your potential. I also understand that private doubts can hinder writers as much as any technical problem on the page and I will do my best to help you identify, and overcome, these issues.
By the end of our time together, I hope that you will gain an insight into the kind of writer you are, have the confidence to complete your WiP to a high standard, and feel inspired to explore and develop your talents further.
Please email expressions of interest firstname.lastname@example.org.
My availability in 2018 is 1 March – 31 July. Meetings are in Ipswich, Suffolk.
WW Advanced is a new project in 2018. My previous experience includes Wolsey Writers at New Wolsey Theatre; Arvon, Lumb Bank; Suffolk One sixth form; University Campus Suffolk; Write Minds mental health group; and Prior Park College, Bath. I’m also an experienced judge: New Angle Prize for Literature; Flash Fiction at Suffolk New Academy; and Ip-Art Festival short story competition.
‘The whole way you shared your experience was very honest and motivating. It was a real pleasure listening to you.’ – Sophie C.
‘I found your honesty and clear drive really inspiring.’ – David M.
‘It was a fantastic visit which made a real impact on the quality of our students’ writing and motivation … we would love you to come back.’ – Peter M.