WHAT DOES MY WRITING NEED?
Courses and support to improve your skills
Writing books or short stories is hard, but it's not magic. I have ten years' experience mentoring writers, from beginners to published authors, offering courses, mentoring and manuscript critiques. I won't have all the answers, but I can help you to find your answers.
In addition, as a published author with major publishing houses, I can share up-to-date insider knowledge of the industry, so can help you to submit once your manuscript is ready.
"Nikki has been such a wonderful tutor and an inspirational guide. Her feedback has been honest and constructive, and always with a personal touch. This has been so much more than I was expecting, and it really seems like she cares" – SH
A SPACE FOR YOUR WRITING TO GROW
Creative writing courses, mentoring and manuscript help from a professional
Being an author might be the best job in the world, but getting to the point where you call yourself an author is rarely easy. However, while the journey to publication can be a long and hard, it doesn't have to be lonely. Getting the right guidance from a sympathetic expert when you need it – from advice on techniques and the emotional challenges of writing, to how to get an agent or publisher – will save you time and help keep you going. So, if you are serious about becoming an author, whether you're currently a beginner, or an experienced writer who hasn't quite made it yet, I can help.
"It's been a huge joy to do the course and get so much wonderful feedback and encouragement from you. I am feeling daunted by what's ahead but also more confident, in my story and in myself as a writer. Thank you so much - you are a wonderful teacher :)" - MR
I'm an internationally-published author with works ranging from picture books to adult novels and non-fiction. Alongside writing I teach creative writing to adults and children and mentor new writers, and am a Royal Literary Fellow at the University of Sussex. I have been nominated for many national awards and have spoken about writing, publishing, and creativity all over the world.