AUTHOR / creative / consultant

I spent a lengthy salaried career working in further and higher education, the lengthiest and most significant part of which has involved founding the UK’s first full-time higher education programme in Professional Writing in 1999  and continuing to run the course for two decades. Along the way I have done consultancy work and guest lecturing work, mainly focussed around creative and professional writing. Some of my published works – notably How to Get a Break as a Writer and the books and articles covering creative writing – have come directly out of the work in education. I also work  as a freelance guest speaker with the current offer of talks listed on