As well as being the author of six published novels, a memoir, four other non-fiction books and the editor of two short story collections, I also have over 30 years experience as a journalist and editor.
I’ve run master classes and creative writing workshops for The Guardian and HMP Thameside, and as part of the Polari literary salon Arts Council funded touring programme since 2014. I deliver workshops in person and online.
Many participants have gone on to perform at Polari and other literary events and to see their work published.
“The workshops run by Paul were a great success and participants engaged well. Delivering remote courses can often be difficult but Paul’s strong teaching ethic encouraged many to complete the written exercises to a high standard” - Neil Barclay, Librarian, HMP Thameside
“Paul provided me with prompt, insightful and constructive feedback on my novel extract, which was invaluable in helping me to shape the chapter I was stuck on and progress my work. I thoroughly recommend his services” - Michelle Hodgson, Huddersfield Literature Festival
“I can’t thank Paul enough for his feedback. It was so helpful and valuable and has made a huge difference. It was so much more than I dared hope for” - Catherine Tinkler
If you need help with your manuscript, please contact me below.
I’m available for online sessions and written reports.
Prices start at £60 for an hour session, for an extract up to 3000 words (fee payable in advance).