Anne Rainbow AKA ScrivenerVirgin
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If you need a helping hand to achieve your publishing dreams, look no further.
My focus is on developing your skills as a writer and as an editor of your own work. I offer developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading, mentoring - any one or more of which might be perfect for you, depending on where you are along your writing journey.
First though, if you're looking for inspiration, the Wednesday Writers Online offer a series of creative writing workshops to kickstart your writing and keep you ticking.
Hosted by yours truly and presented by Kerry Hadley (PhD in Creative Writing), 11 workshops are scheduled for 2023 and you are welcome to join any/all that interest you.
1 February: Flash Fiction - using creative restraint
1 March: Creative NonFiction: biography / autobiography
28 March: Writing the Everyday
26 April: Show and Tell
24 May: Creating a Villain
21 June: Writing the Uncanny
19 July: Genre Writing
Plus: 6 Sept, 4 Oct, 1 Nov, 29 Nov - topics TBA
Further details on this webpage.
If you have an ongoing project - or one you'd like to start in 2023 - Nine Online offers nine writers a series of nine workshops in which I provide guidance on writing craft and, together, we review each others' work-in-progress.
And, if you have a finished draft of your work and need editorial guidance, depending on where you are on your publishing journey, I can offer one-on-one mentoring, including developmental editing, copy-editing and proofreading.
My Kindle book RedPen Editing: 10 steps to successful self-editing explains my simple process for editing without overwhelm.
As a first step, I recommend you buy that book. It's only £2.99!
Via my RedPen Shop, I provide six online RedPen editing courses: Pruning; Punctuation; Balance; Dialogue; People Places and Props; and Word Choices.
I advocate the use of Scrivener as the best writing tool for writers and, as a Scrivener user myself, can support you throughout your writing journey.
I provide a free 14-day course and this can be supplemented (via the RedPen Shop) with one-on-one time with me for all your Scrivener queries.
Last but not least, I host Writers' Retreat Weekends at the Cottage Hotel, Hope Cove each March and November.
It's an opportunity to meet other writers face-to-face, and to learn about their writing journeys and from each other. Our sessions included discussions on writing topics pertinent to those present, and reading and reviewing each others' work-in-progress.