Creative Writing

Inspiring tuition and professional help from a skilled writer.

Attracting enthusiastic reviews, Deborah's courses have helped many aspiring writers to get started and to 'find their own voice'.

Deborah specialises in short stories but courses cover all aspects of writing. Deborah has a B.A. Hons and M.A. in English Literature and a teaching qualification but it's her warm communication style and wide experience of running workshops that make her a great writing tutor.

Encouragement, inspiration and really enjoyable writing exercises are what you'll experience, plus lots of advice, tips and techniques. People come back again and again to her day workshops and her evening classes achieved a retention rate of over 90%.

Individual tuition and support with your writing is also available - see under ‘Help with Manuscripts’.

Deb also runs lively writing workshops for children from 7 years upwards which make writing fun​ for all abilities. She can deliver in schools or provide workshops for arts festivals, children’s events, literature festivals etc.

If you have a project in mind or you just want to chat, then get in touch or click on the links below for Workshops, Competitions and Resources.

Comments From Attendees

“I enjoyed your recent course very much and found it uplifting as ever. I didn’t know I had such an imagination!”

Brian Freestone

“Thank you for a most enjoyable evening class. I haven't had so much fun for years! Your energy and enthusiasm certainly got my grey cells working overtime and I very much appreciated your help and guidance.”

Patricia Mann

“As usual - fun, enjoyable and many, many good tips. A great day.”

Sally Ann Nixon

“The writing exercises were inspirational.”

Alyson Heap

“I loved everything.”

Sheilah Glasspool

“It has given me inspiration and helped me overcome my fears. Thank you so much - 150 mile journey well worth making!”

Dave R., Wales

“Was made to look inside myself and found stories that I didn't know were there - this has given me bags of confidence.”

Gareth Johnson

“The best Creative Writing workshop I have ever been on.”

Peter Goodsall

“Debby, you are lovely! You go to such extreme lengths to include everyone and make us happy! It's more like a group of friends than a course.”

Elspeth Allum, Regular course attendee, Somerset

“I just followed the sound of laughter to find the room the class was in.”

Margaret Ingram