Coaching and Workshops for Writers

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Here you can find out about coaching options and upcoming workshops for writers.

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  • manuscript appraisal (feedback on your work in progress, e.g. novel, non-fiction, collection of short stories

  • editing and proofreading of your work

  • 45-minute consultations on a specific area e.g. marketing your book, self-publishing. These can be in person (West Midlands, UK) or by phone

In conjunction with the Bardstown Writers, I also run writers’ workshops.

Topics include:

Motivation & Moving Forward: how to make your book happen

In this workshop you will gain an understanding what motivates people, identify solutions and develop a personal plan for your writing. You will also learn how to successfully progress your project

Writing for Magazines (in the UK): non-fiction & short stories

In this workshop you will learn how to identify topics to write on and magazines to write for, discover what editors are looking for  and learn  how to submit articles and short stories to suitable UK markets

Stepping into Self-publishing: getting your book to market

In this workshop you will learn the steps of the self-publishing process, acquire knowledge of key resources for the self-publishing author and gain an understanding of where to go next with your project

Marketing your book (suitable for self-published and traditionally published authors)

In this workshop you will identify the challenges of making your book visible in a crowded industry, learn how to use social media to build your platform and promote your work, gain knowledge of other promotional tools and techniques, and develop a personal marketing plan for your work

Forthcoming Workshops

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We have the following 3-hour workshops planned in York, UK. To book or find out more, please follow the link to the Eventbrite page.

Stepping into Self-publishing: getting your book to market – 22 September, York Explore Library, Museum St, York

Stepping into Self-publishing: marketing your book – 23 September, York Explore Library, Museum St, York

If you have any questions or want to contact me about coaching services, you can email me on

Discounts are offered to members of writing groups, those over 60 and members of the
Alliance of Independent Authors and Society of Authors.

I look forward to working with you and bringing your writing project to fruition!

A few testimonials (more are available on the Eventbrite pages)

‘I certainly got value for money. Ellie helped me see my manuscript in a new light with her inspired suggestion for a revised starting point, as a result of which I reduced my word count and tackled a number of other issues. I wish I had done it sooner!‘ T. Kemp.

‘Very motivational and instructional.’ Karen Pettigrew.

‘Wonderfully presented. Ellie was extremely engaging and supportive.’ Toni Chappell.

‘I found it useful to be able to focus on achievable steps in order to reach the final goal.’ Dianne Lee.