TUITION & MENTORING
I'm often asked by new writers and even not-so-new writers how to go about
getting published, how to find an agent, how to improve their writing skills or
even how to structure their novels and non-fiction. Having taught creative
writing workshops and courses, sometimes up to thirty people at a time, I have
come to believe that a detailed, sustained, one-to-one system of teaching might
serve writers best.
Writing and reading go together, so to work with writers you have to be
prepared to read what they have written and give constructive feedback. Even
with large numbers of undergraduate students itís something I have always tried
to manage, because it is the fastest way to help them improve. Yet most
creative writing workshops are compressed into a couple of hours or an
afternoon, and tutors rarely offer participants feedback on their work.
From January 2012 I will offer one-to-one tuition and mentoring to a limited
number of writers. A monthly tutorial tailored to the needs of each writer will
allow time to write and revise, and in addition I will read the work and offer
comment and guidance. As I live in Adelaide, South Australia, those seeking
tutoring must be based locally, although a combination of email and Skype may
be possible in the near future.
To find out more, go to my tuition page by clicking
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