I am an experienced creative writing tutor for flash fiction and short stories. I have tutored short story courses for Comma Press, guest lectured on undergraduate university courses and run various flash fiction workshops. I am running a series of short fiction workshops through 2020.

Coming up…


Spring Flash Course: Growth & Renewal

March 23-29

Springtime is all about new growth and renewal, so this week-long course is the perfect opportunity to create some flash fiction drafts you can nurture, find fresh ways to generate work through interesting and unusual exercises and get feedback on your writing in a supportive environment. There’s also an emphasis on reading and analysis as a route to improved writing. And even if it isn’t Spring in your part of the world, this is still an opportunity to put some pep in your writing step (sorry!), especially if you feel creatively uninspired or going through a lean spell.

This course is aimed at flash and short fiction writers (from novice writers with some writing background through to more experienced writers). A daily package of prompts and exercises will be available, but writers work to their own schedule and personal targets. The course uses a website specially designed for online courses which is easy to navigate.

Cost: £80 (or roughly US$100, AUS$150). Two discounted places for writers from marginalised or low income backgrounds are available. Please use the contact form below to register an interest in the course (if you want to apply for a discounted place, please state this on the contact form).

Feedback from the previous New Year, New Flash course: 

“Best course I’ve taken in terms of content.”
“The ‘shock’ to my system that I needed and my writing mind is now purring.”
“Extremely good value for all it contained.”
“Found the whole thing incredibly motivating and useful.”
“I had really high expectations for this course and it did not disappoint in the slightest!”