For adults
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For adults



Throughout the year, I usually run various ‘Writing for Children’ workshops and events.


Coming up:


Saturday 18th January 2020  (SOLD OUT)

How To Write Brilliant Picture Books



1 Grange Road


East Sussex

BN21 4EU


Come and learn how to create brilliant picture books. Includes looking at:

  • Exciting characters
  • Engaging plots
  • Strong concept
  • Writing humour
  • Child-friendly language
  • How to submit to agents and editors

Feedback on one of your picture book texts is included in the cost.

Please send ONE text by 31st December 2019 to receive feedback prior to the course.  Participants can then discuss the text on the day. 

(NB: Please do not send any texts which have been longlisted for the Writing Magazine Picture Book Prize). 


Limited places available

£65 (to include feedback)



Sunday 19th January 2020

Cracking Characterisation



1 Grange Road


East Sussex

BN21 4EU.


Come and join me at this lively and insightful workshop. 

Learn about character voice, body language, archetypes, character motivation, creating memorable characters, and more. 

Includes practical activities and an opportunity to share your character for feedback.


Limited spaces available. 




Speaking engagements

I am happy to come and speak to your group or club about being an author and the writing business. If you would like a talk, please contact me here or for an in-house creative writing course, please visit the Writing Courses page.