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Updated: 26 March 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.

RedPen Editing

Keen to start editing? The RedPen Editing courses restart in March 2020. 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.

Wednesday Writers – programme suspended due to Corona virus

Writers’ group hosted by Christine Cooke  and Anne Rainbow, at Cottage Hotel, Hope Cove.

2020 dates: 1 April, 6 May, 3 June, 1 July, 23 September, 21 October, 18 November

Click here for more details.


When I Have Fears – my play …

A few years ago, I wrote a one-act play (about 20 minutes) and am now developing this further. The final play ‘Waving, Not Drowning’, will comprise four acts, and an amended version of ‘When I Have Fears’ will be the final act. Click here for more details.

Dates for your diary

ProWritingAid hosts Scrivener 101

Book your seat here.

60 minutes: 30 minute presentation followed by 30 mins Q&A.

Simply Scrivener Specials

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

Fortnightly at 8pm on Tuesdays

  • 31 March, 14 April, 28 April, 13 May, 26 May, 9 June, 23 June, 7 July ……

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 …

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’ reteats. 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