The publishing industry has changed dramatically since I first entered it in the mid nineties. These days, with so many literate, well educated people hoping to make it into print, there is a hell of a lot more competition out there than ever before. Australian author Frank Moorhouse refered to it as a 'log jam of manuscripts bobbing about with no where to go'.
But for every writer who wants to write a book for public consumption, there is one who writes for the sheer pleasure of gathering thoughts, or telling their own story to their family. The craft of writing is as pleasing and self-fulfilling as throwing a pot, painting or planting a garden. And like any art, it takes guidance and practice.
We cater to both the aspiring professional and the writer who wants nothing more than to master their craft with one-on-one personal tuition, either face to face or by Skype or email. If you belong a writing group, you can pool resources and choose from a range of group workshops. For a promising writer, I offer mentorship.
PERSONAL WRITING TUITION - MENTORSHIP
(SUBJECT TO NEGOTIATION AROUND WORD LENGTH, EXTRA SERVICES ETC)
The one-on-one mentoring process is intense, and I only take on one student at a time for this reason. It can be done at a distance by email or phone, or in person. Mentorship is an intensive and time consuming learning experience for both teacher and student which generally involves taking a well developed manuscript to its final publishable draft.
SENIOR & UNDERGRADUATE ENGLISH TUTORING by Skype, phone or email otherwise.
Need to 'unpack' a poem? Brush up for an exam or write that scary Shakespeare essay? I am a trained and experienced Secondary English teacher with BA Hons in English Literature.
GROUP WORKSHOP SERIES
Your writing group can band together to design its own program from the current range of WORKSHOPS. .
Does not include reading of participants' writing, and travel/accom/perdiem costs extra to fee
.Annette Hughes is an industry expert with many years experience in books and writing from every possible angle. Hughes is a speaker, teacher and structural editor and mentors emerging writers. Her first book, Art Life Chooks: Learning to leave the city and love the country is published by Harper Collins Fourth Estate.