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I am a trained and experienced mentor and Life Coach for writers and also train the trainers. I offer a unique programme of writer support for people who love creative writing, and who wish to progress and give themselves and their writing more time and space. The Writer Highway is based on the model of a 'Road Map', researched in consultation with a number of writers who have followed different routes. It is used in one-to-one Writer Highway sessions to help writers to place themselves. The map shows that there are many aspects to the writing life, including improving confidence and wellbeing, learning performance skills, practice in the giving and receiving of feedback, among many others.
Connecting with other writers and with your own creativity is life-enhancing. Learning, sharing what matters, being a creative participant, observing the world with a writer's eye, and giving time to support fellow writers, all contribute to emotional wellbeing.
The Writer Highway keeps excellence in writing at its heart, while acknowledging that a writer's success is closely tied to their wider life balance and their perception of themselves. Its aim is to make the process of becoming a writer part of a new and enjoyable way of life.
See below for more details of the Writer Highway offer. Please contact me for more details and price list.
Are you satisfied with the time and attention you are giving your writing?
Planning Your Writing Route is a 2-hour one-to-one session, using the Writer Highway to set your writer journey in context, decide what you really want to achieve, consider what is in your way and to set goals to reach your chosen destination.
Mentoring is offered as a series of 2-hour one-to-one sessions, every 4-8 weeks, as required. Useful for those working on a writing project or wanting
regular help to reach their goals, and can include feedback on writing.
Discussion of an agreed sample of your writing which has been read in detail. This will highlight your strengths and consider your aims as a writer and we will discuss together ways you might progress your work.
It was the best writing service I have ever received. It was open and honest, precise and succinct. Thank you. I valued your comments.
I offer small writer support workshops (usually 6 participants) focused on a particular genre or shared need. Current examples include 'Writing Your Memoir: Support with personal material' and 'Sharing your writing project: feedback and guidance'.
I also offer Progression workshops, currently in Poetry Writing and Memoir writing - supported writing, reading and sharing; and specialised tuition in the craft.
Thanks for everything you have contributed to what I have been able to become and what I have been able to achieve. -AF, Nottingham-
A practical half-day or day workshop delivered for any number of people from one to eight, which will focus on performance techniques, confidence, expression, projection, relaxation and building confidence while finding your speaking voice.
My confidence built due to the techniques you taught, and practising them in groups and pairs, in
a lovely warm supportive environment. Thank you.
- PW. Chesterfield -