The Writers & Artists services have been developed following detailed customer research which indicated that the process to getting published is still a mystery for most people. As one writer put it “When writing your 1st novel you don’t have a clue- it’s like having your 1st child”.
We are now keen to hear from writers who have bought one of our services in order we can continue to improve them. Here is what some of you have said so far:
How To Write Successfully For Children & Young Adults Conference
The conference offered a well-judged mix of practical advice and inspirational personal stories. The range of speakers – from literary agents, to publishers, to authors – meant that all aspects of the business were covered… [It] has certainly given me the tools to return to my own work not just with renewed enthusiasm but with a sharper editor's eye, too.
Fantastic event! Thank you so much for all the great advice!
Loved the day, loved the speakers – thank you! Also thought that Alysoun was a perfect host for the day.
Very professional and friendly, inspiring and realistic. Heading home now to start the search for an agent!
Excellent course, so much to think about – can’t wait to get back to my writing!
Really great day, I’m inspired and motivated. Thanks for doing this.
How Strong is Your Book Idea
I would recommend this service as it's coming from "people in the know" who are going to tell it like it is.
I would definitely recommend your services to a friend, as the criticism was constructive.
Beat the Rejection Clinic
...the reaction of an independent reader was very useful, particularly in spotting a couple of flaws that I suspected, but - after several drafts - no longer had the enthusiasm to fix.
I came away inspired, enthused and more importantly… ready.
I found Jenny straight to the point and she made helpful suggestions about plot and style and said she was prepared to look at it again with revisions. I thought her advice to drop one key character was bold and thinking about it, correct.
The agent went above and beyond what I had expected.
I liked the opportunity to have a one-to-one discussion with an experienced children’s agent. I also liked the relaxing surroundings and the very interesting Bloomsbury environment.
The advice and attention to detail was incredible.
First Draft Review
The feedback I got on my 3 children's stories was very detailed and I am very grateful to the experts who read them. I felt a kindness towards me as a writer which is very encouraging.
For me it was money well spent.
Your comments are very valuable and exactly what I needed if I'm to progress as a professional writer. I'm very grateful for your help, understanding and encouragement.
What a delightful editor and has a great sense of humor too. She has truly changed my life. I have much work ahead but I am inspired. Her validation of my work is something I have waited to hear for a very long time.
It is the first objective professional feedback I have received on my work and has been invaluable in deciding which direction I should take next. I recommend it to anyone wondering about their next step!
The greatest strength of the class is the calibre of the people who were running it. They covered all the important points regarding a submission. Their professionalism and knowledge about the industry was invaluable.
Very useful classes. Great to mix and meet other people in the same position. Opportunity to meet and talk with an agent was great.
It was very useful to get some 1-1 time with the Literary Agent, whom I thought was very helpful.
Small class size, well-structured, good feedback on work and positive apprach.
S J Keeble
How to Get Published
The information coming through is compelling, the advice invaluable.
I have page upon page of notes full of the kind of advice and information.
The quality and presentation were above expectations, as was the venue.
Very good course, well organised… well worth attending.
Excellent, so informative and useful
A lot of wisdom in one room including some lovely fellow writers to talk to in the breaks
Equally, we are keen to hear from any user of this website, which is packed with lots of practical advice and tips through to our online community which has been specifically designed to enable you to seek advice, comment and share your work. Do send us an email @ email@example.com