Hello and Welcome to Post 4! Loads to report this week. First, I’ve finished chapter one. (cue cheering noises!) Second, I’ve found a structure that might work to support the entire year o…
I’ve been teaching creative writing at university and in the community for more than 15 years. My passion is small group workshops and one-to-one tutorials. I focus on new ideas and revision, short and long projects, fiction and creative nonfiction.
I’ve written two novels, numerous short stories and personal essays and a few poems. My most recent project is a book about looking after an allotment garden plot in the UK.
I work with writers.
One-to-one sessions to talk about your writing-in-progress, either face-to-face or online.
Small-group sessions to generate new work or revise writing-in-progress.
University-level classes about various aspects of writing, including fiction and creative nonfiction.
Presentations for writers at all levels and for anyone wanting to teach writing.
Watch a talk I gave about revising works-in-progress.
A video from the Secluded Writers Conference
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My Allotment Project
‘One of the finest teachers/tutors I have ever worked with. She combines a unique blend of academic acumen with the skills and instincts of a
professional writer in order that you learn both “how” to write and “how” to be yourself in your writing. She balanced the use of articles, references to classic
works, and educational resources with long discussion of my specific work in order that I was able to find advice and inspiration in both. I know that I am a far better writer, and have far more trust in myself as a writer, since working with Lania. I could not recommend her more highly’.
Writer and Marketing Consultant, Canada
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Hello and Welcome to Post 3! First off, a confession: I haven’t finished chapter 1 yet. But, if you’re a writer, you know this is how it goes sometimes. If you’re not a writer, now y…
Hello and Welcome to Post 2! This week, I’m beginning to write chapter one of The Allotment. I’m opening with the first day I got to see the plot, which was in February. It begins wit…