Make 2013 your
'Year of Exceptional Writing'
In 2013, for the second year running, I will be working one-on-one with a small
number of writers. Once a month I will meet each of them for a tutorial, and
between times read their work and offer feedback and guidance. Music has been
taught this way for centuries, and it works for writing, too.
There is nothing easier in the world than to not write, so writers must be
motivated and determined. They need to manage uncertainty, and learn not to be
distracted by self-doubt and the doubt of others. This can be especially
testing over the distance and difficult terrain of a novel, but memoir and
short fiction, too, present challenges, never mind the black hole of the
rejection slip. Having an experienced writer to walk with for a time can make
all the difference.
While most of the writers I have been working with are Adelaide-based, for
those living further away who may be interested, a combination of email and
Skype works well.
If you are thinking of trying a course of private tuition and mentoring, or
even a single session, contact
for further information.
Wherever you happen to live, you are welcome to try a creative writing
exercise, or ponder one of the rules for good writing from famous authors in