Do you want to build a career as a writer?

I am offering a series of monthly masterclasses in creative writing, with a special focus on speculative fiction. Each class will be live on Zoom and last between 1-1.5 hours, with plenty of time for you to ask questions.

How to Join

Each class costs £49.99 to attend. To book your place, send payment to me using the link below and mark it “Masterclass.” I will then send you the Zoom link for that month’s class.


  • Feb:     How To Decide What To Write About
  • Mar:    World-building
  • Apr:     Creating Compelling Characters
  • May:    Getting Started and Beating Writer’s Block
  • June:    Becoming A Published Writer
  • July:    Building An Audience and Marketing Your Book

March’s class will be on Sunday 26th at 6pm GMT / 1pm EST / 10am PST.


I have previously run writing workshops at conventions and literary festivals in the United Kingdom, USA, Isle of Man, The Republic of Ireland, and Croatia, and at universities including:

  • Sul Ross State University
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Aberystwyth University
  • Napier University
  • Buckinghamshire New University
  • Bath Spa University

I also penned About Writing, a field guide for aspiring authors, which is available from Gollancz.

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