be a blackbird…

Writing is a magical journey, a quiet and exciting creative wander through your soul. Whatever, however you write, the joy of one word in front of another is abundant. Yet, it’s also, as is so often the case with creative souls, a journey of solitude.

Where do you turn when you need to bounce ideas around? What about when you just need someone to tell you what to do, or support you in what you’re doing?

If you’ve already studied Hatch, or are one of my Fledglings, then you know that I’m here to help you build your nests. I’ll help you to collect twigs, leaves and shiny things and support you whilst you weave them together. Where it differs from our short courses is that Blackbird is always about you as a writer, rather than you learning the craft of writing, or how to get started. With a combination of mentoring and editing, you’ll receive ongoing online support via email and Facebook whilst you write your book, or create and launch your blog.

Each Blackbird is tailored to your individual needs and will be designed to help you spread your writer wings, recognise and guide you in the areas we identify together for improvement and hold you accountable for your work with deadlines.


  • Fortnightly reading of your work (up to 10000 words) or weekly (up to 5000 words) + detailed, honest, and constructive feedback.

  • Email support for all of your writing questions.

  • Writing prompts, exercises and suggested readings to target your areas for improvement

  • A weekly email of creative writing exercises and a bespoke suggested reading and research list

  • Prolem solving your ‘excuse’ areas. Holistic lifestyle and self-care guidance for writers, and social media and marketing advice if appropriate

  • Lifetime access to the Forth and Fable Writers Facebook group, for community, connection and exclusive resources, lives and Q & As.

  • Intensive mini edit of your first 5000 words.

  • During our last two weeks together, we’ll create a schedule for what to do and where to go once our time together is over


Three months £375

Six months £750

Payment may be made in full, or as a monthly payment of £125

Current Availability

Due to the intensive nature of Blackbird, and my own writing life, I work with a limited number of Blackbird Writers at a time. Occasionally, I am able to continue working with a Blackbird on a monthly rolling basis.

Next available start: September 2019