“After the first week of this course, I had the confidence to write and submit a poem to a magazine, and carry on with other writing projects. I feel like writing is something I can do. I am a writer. This change in mindset has helped a lot.”
Vanessa, Oxford

Friday Writing Workout, 12-1pm (UK time) 5 April on Zoom
Boost your confidence and your word-count with a creative lunch-hour of prompts, exercises, tips and techniques.

Writing Memoirs, 7pm-9pm at Riverside Studios, Thursdays 29 Feb to 28 March
Whether you’re writing your life story or drawing inspiration from memories to develop your stories, this six-week creative memoir-writing course will build your skills, confidence and word-count.

The Writing Room, 11am-1pm: Mondays on Zoom
Start the week with your writing community by dropping in any time during Writing Room opening hours. No expectations, no readings, just companionship and an open chat box. Everyone on the mailing list receives the links for the month ahead – if you’re not already on the mailing list, contact me.

Six-week Creative Writing and Confidence Courses

As a member of any of the following courses, you will receive full temporary membership of the Writers’ Gym for the duration of your course:
– daily weekday access to Rachel by Voxer for all manner of writing and coaching support.
– weekly booklet of writing prompts, exercises and material to stay motivated and engaged throughout the week
-weekly or alternate-weekly feedback on your work-in-progresss.
– daily access to a friendly and dedicated writing group so you have constant accountability buddies to move through the course material with.

Writing the Self: Memoir, Life Writing and Fictionalised Experience 
15 April –27 May, half term 6 May
Each of us has a unique wealth of experience, imagination, memory, observations and questions about the world and our place in it. Yet when it comes time to write it, how do we know how much of real life is ‘okay’ to use? Can we ever be objective about our own lives? This course will help you find the story at the heart of the experience and the skills to share it with the audience you want.

NB the first two sessions of this course will now run on Tuesday 16th and 23rd April at 1pm.

Your Writing Career 
3 June – 15 July, half term 24 June
It was never ‘just’ a hobby. It’s a skill and a passion. Whether you’re considering your first steps into professional writing or are looking to expand on the writing career you’ve already begun, this is the place to clarify the aims, markets and networks that will get you where you want to be, and how to make sure you treat your ‘dreams’ as the goals they truly are.

“Rather than looking for inspiration, I learnt that I am my own inspiration. Rachel has supported me to find myself and my voice again.”
Caroline, St Albans

To book courses with a discount, please select from the options below:

Accompanying any package (Please email to add after you have purchased):
2 x 30-minute sessions bookending course/s SW13, or Putney SW15: £80
3 hours’ 1:1 coaching on Zoom or in Barnes SW13, or Putney SW15: £240
6 hours’ 1:1 coaching on Zoom or in Barnes SW13, or Putney SW15: £450