I am currently too busy to take on any new mentees But here’s the next best thing: my ultra-affordable online mentoring course.
This is what a former student had to say about it:
“I’ve had the joy of working with Ros in person. The combination of her generosity, knowledge and enthusiasm was a wonderful container for my writing. She took me out of my comfort zone and this was just what I needed. This course is the next best thing. She has so much to share and I felt like she was there beside me – offering, encouraging and urging me onward. It was just what I needed to fall back in love with writing and want to be doing it (and actually doing it) every day.”
– Sally Christian.
‘Ros Barber was a fantastic tutor to work with – passionate, highly-skilled and dedicated to bringing out the best in her students. She is the perfect mentor for those who are serious about improving their writing and taking it to the next level.’
– Bestselling historical novelist Robyn Young, author of Brethren, Crusade, Requiem, Insurrection, and Renegade.
‘Having Ros as a tutor was a key factor in my development as a writer. She helped me find the fault lines in my writing and polish the positive aspects of my work. I have no doubt that her insightful and rigorous input has been instrumental in my emerging career.’
– Rachel Rooney, author of A Patch of Black and The Language of Cat, winner of the 2012 CLPE Prize for Children’s Poetry
‘Ros taught me on the MA in Creative Writing, the Arts and Education at Sussex Unversity. She has that knack of identifying exactly what’s working in your writing, what isn’t, and challenging you to aim higher. I was already a published writer but hadn’t encountered such rigour before. She was especially helpful with formal poetry and enabled me to further develop that aspect of my writing to great success. If you want incisive criticism, and are willing to work really hard i.e. if you’re serious about your writing, Ros is the ideal mentor.’
– Patience Agbabi, poet, author of Transformatrix and Blood Shot Monochrome (read her blog here)
‘Ros will tell you the truth.’
– Clare Best, author of Excisions, shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry 2012.