Creative writing courses bath
“Tricia brought a kind of gentle wisdom to the way she helped me shape my writing, dealing both with the detail of grammar and sentence construction and on more holistic level helped me organize and define plot, themes and character arcs. Her vision and kindness were equally important in driving my creativity. She gave my work her meticulous attention but so lightly that it felt entirely enabling.
I was taken on by an agent and that led to a publishing contract and a two book deal with Penguin. Along the way I felt I could ask her for advice not only about the book but wider issues of obtaining an agent and publisher.”
Jane Shemilt Daughter will be published by Penguin in January 2014.
“Tricia mentored me through the final summer of my MA in Creative Writing. She was
such a sensitive, sure-
Beatrice Hitchman Petit Morte, Serpent's Tail, 2013. To be dramatised for Radio 4, Woman's Hour, starting on 28th October.
“Tricia always exercised her instincts for what worked and what didn’t with tact
and precision. Her belief in the solid worth of fiction is unquenchable. On the days
when I was most pessimistic about my novel, Tricia always managed to say something
to convince me that the sixteenth re-
Victoria Owens Drawn to Perfection, Hookline Books, 2013.
"Tricia is a supremely accomplished novelist, a master of prose with an artist’s
eye for detail. Her passion and enthusiasm for her craft shines through in her teaching,
and the feedback that she gives to students is not only perceptive and constructive,
but is also sensitive to the individual’s needs and what he is looking to achieve
in his writing. To anyone just starting out on their own writer’s journey, she is
an inspiration, giving advice, sharing in her understanding of the techniques of
James Aitcheson Sworn Sword (2012), The Splintered Kingdom (2013), published by Arrow
"I love working with Tricia. A talented writer herself, she is also a gifted mentor
Louise Soraya Black Pomegranate Sky, Aurora Metro Press 2010. Winner of The Virginia Prize 2009
Creative writing coach in bath
Creative writing courses and workshops aren’t for everyone. They can be wonderfully supportive and a nice break from the solitude of a writing life, but there’s also an expectation to share your work with a group, and to give time and attention to issues that might be of little interest or relevance to you.
I have been coaching fiction writers for almost ten years; for The Writers’ Workshop
Literary Agency, as part of the Bath Spa University Masters programme, and also freelance.
I work with published and unpublished novelists, writers who simply want encouragement
How I work
Writers work very differently, so the amount of time needed from me and the way in which we work together varies enormously. If you’re interested in coaching, but would like more information about what might suit you best, please get in touch.
On working with Tricia…