Manuscript Appraisal and Courses

As a published author, many people ask for my advice about getting published. I tell them this: just write!

But of course there is more to it than that. Whether you’re partway through a novel and would like some feedback on it, or are struggling to get started, I can (hopefully) help.

I run regular novel writing courses in my hometown of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. Details will be posted here regularly. The next course is:

Thursday 17 October: The importance of characterisation.

At Soden Style, Berkhamsted.


I also offer a manuscript appraisal service including:

  • Full manuscript appraisal with written feedback
  • Part manuscript appraisal with written feedback and suggestions

Prices vary according to length and type of manuscript, but generally it’s roughly 1p per word, so if you have 50,000 words it will be around £500. This service is currently open to adult fiction only.

If you want to discuss anything at all, please email me here for an informal chat about what I can do for you.