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Updated: 25 May 2020

I normally email my list once a month or so with a summary of the news and advance notice of special offers. If you’d like to be one of the first in the know, click here.

Feedback opportunity for novelists

I’ve recent joined Joan Dempsey’s Gutsy Great Novelist Community.

Gutsy Great Novelist

I recommend all novelists join – it’s a great community for gutsy novelists!

RedPen Editing

Keen to start editing? The RedPen Editing courses restarted in March 2020 but you are not too late to join in.

Watch the recording of the RedPen Launch here.

I explain my RedPen Editing cycle as described in my book: Editing the RedPen Way: 10 steps to successful self-editing.

RedPen Mentoring

Space within the RedPen Mentoring group is limited.

If you think you need a mentor, for details of what’s available, click here.

Dates for your diary

In conversation with Jo Parfitt. 4 June 1pm UK time. book your place here.

Jo Parfitt eventSimply Scrivener Specials

60 minutes Q&A with Anne Rainbow, ScrivenerVirgin at the Simply Scrivener Special webinar.

Fortnightly at 8pm on Tuesdays: 26 May; 9 and 23 June; 7 and 21 July; 4 and 18 August; 1 , 15 and 29 September;  …

If you can’t attend live, register anyway and you will be sent a link to the recording. Members of RedPen (free to join) have access to all previous recordings, dating back to January 2018.

Simply Scrivener Special

Links: in case you missed them …

In discussion with Jo Parfitt on Thursday 7 May

60 mins when I talk about editing – and Scrivener – and answer questions. Hosted by Jo Parfitt. Click here for the recording.
Jo Parfitt recording

Scrivener 101

On 21 April, I spent an hour with Lisa Lepki (Director of Marketing at ProWritingAid) presenting my slides on how to get started in Scrivener, how to use Scrivener when editing/publishing, and answering questions.

Join the ProWritingAid Facebook group to view the recording.

Interviews on SoundArt radio

Christine Cooke and I visited Dartington last month to talk about Wednesday Writers with Dave Clarke ( on SoundArt radio . You can listen to that interview here.

Last autumn, I was interviewed by Dave Clarke and we talked about writers’ retreats. You can listen to that interview here.


Guest posts

A guest post on the NaNo blog. Click here.

A guest post on Dan Buri’s NothingAnyGood website.Dan Buri Guest Post

Podcast interviews

Guest interview on JoinedUpWriting podcast #88 16 October 2018

Hanieh Vidmar interviewing me about how and when to write your book. Click here to listen.

Brace yourself for the very excited Marc Guberti interviewing me about NaNoWriMo! Click here to listen.

Guest interview on the JoinedUpWriting podcast.Joined Up Writing Podcast