Help For Writers

Help For Writers

My professional life for the last twenty years has involved providing various kinds of help for writers, mostly as a tutor (and now lecturer) in creative writing. For the last nine years I’ve also helped writers and aspiring writers remove the psychological blocks that make writing difficult, slow, painful or non-existent.  If there’s anything in the following smorgasbord that takes your fancy, just follow the link for more information.  Arranged from most to least expensive… so scroll to the bottom of the page for the free stuff!


Mentoring chiefly involves giving feedback on a significant work in progress (a novel, or a collection of short fiction or poetry).  The kind of feedback I give is not suitable for beginners, but for those who have some experience at writing and are looking to take their work to the next level.  I only take on mentees (two or three a year) where I feel some affinity with the writing.  For prices and how to apply, see Mentoring.

Write the Damn Book! (in person)

Psychological block removal. Once or twice a year, I invite a few people to my home to work with me on individual issues in a small group settings, using EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique, otherwise known as ‘tapping’).  For details, check out

Write the Damn Book! (online)

In the process of turning Write the Damn Book into an online course, I am recording webinar sessions of the powerful Release and Replace technique to help writers (in their own time and their own homes) dissolve the most common fears that stand in the way of the creative process.  Perhaps the quickest and most cost-effective way of removing major obstacles to your writing (and success). Currently available:


Upcoming live – 30 April 2016:

Free resources

How to Achieve the Impossible. A straight-forward guide to removing your own psychological blocks. Free or a small donation.

The 5 tools I find most useful when I’m writing a book. Yours free when you join my e-mail list: Free Resources for Writers.

Useful links

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