Why work with me?
Just like you, I’m a writer.
I started my writing journey with a dream and not much else. I had zero experience, zero writing friends, and zero ideas on how to start. Since 2012, I have dedicated myself to mastering everything I can about the business AND the craft of writing.
Everything I’ve learnt I’ve learnt the hard way and now I want to share that knowledge with you.
I’m on a mission to empower modern authors.
I want to help writers stop feeling helpless when it comes to writing and publishing.
It’s the best time in history to be a writer.
I love sharing what I know and saving people all the time and trouble it took me to learn those skills. I want to be the best writer I can, as fast as I can, and I thrive on helping other people achieve that goal too.
My communication style is consistent and clear, and I’m a huge fan of using examples to demonstrate my point. No writer is perfect, and every writer has their strengths and areas with room for improvement. I find not taking ourselves too seriously an important part of the creative process. We’re artists! We’re meant to be enjoying this. Writing is meant to be fun!
I like to bring that lightheartedness into my relationships with my clients because editing and receiving feedback can often seem like a daunting and overwhelming process, but it doesn’t have to be. With The Successful Writer, my goal is to make the editing process as educational and painless as possible.
I won a scholarship to attend Futurescapes in the USA
The Futurescapes workshop is highly competitive. Places are offered to people whose writing is on the cusp of a professional standard or higher, and you must submit an example of your work as part of your application process.
Attending Futurescapes provided me with the rare opportunity to workshop my manuscript (as well as hobnob) with some amazing authors, editors and agents, such as:
Christian McKay Heidicker
What Makes Futurescapes Unique?
Excerpt from the Futurescapes website:
Futurescapes brings together leading authors, agents, and editors from across science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, and related genres. Between them, the faculty have hundreds of years of experience in the business and dozens of literary nominations and awards (Hugo, Nebula, Campbell, Edgar, Sturgeon, and Locus Awards, among others).
Editors and agents of the Futurescapes faculty have represented such authors as Neil Gaiman, N.K. Jemisin, Elizabeth Hand, Greg Bear, Michael Swanwick, Scott Lynch, and William Gibson.
The students of Futurescapes are exceptional. Workshop attendees have come from as far away as Venice, Italy and the Gold Coast, Australia. Students are selected based on the extraordinary merit of their writing. Part of the value of Futurescapes is the connections you build with an extraordinary league of next-generation literary giants.