The Writing Room is an online one-to-one support space for anyone involved in writing for their professional or personal life. As published writers ourselves, we understand the acute anxiety that often arises when devising topics, advancing ideas to publishers, beginning writing, meeting deadlines and confronting rejection or other negative feedback. We can help you address these concerns over the course of our sessions.
We offer individual support and bespoke mentoring for writers producing:
- creative writing in the genres of: poetry, non-fiction and fiction, including memoir and cross-genre/hybrid forms of writing; play and film scripts; graphic novels; film narratives
- research and academic writing
- journaling and note-taking
- book proposals (non-fiction and fiction; academic and popular)
- grant proposals and applications
- marketing and PR literature
Uniquely, we offer individual detailed guidance and feedback on writing projects at any stage of development. We aim to replicate the experience of an individual writing tutorial online. To this end we suggest booking a series of individual sessions in order to benefit from the process of an ongoing engagement with a writing mentor.
Roles we play
- Support at the level of devising ideas and early drafting.
- Mentoring and support on critical and creative structuring and framing, including imagining an audience.
- Help with developing and producing a critical and creative voice.
- Guidance on tone, general style, unity and coherence of content.
When desired by the client, we also provide copyediting and proofreading on final or near-final drafts.
Who are we?
We charge an hourly rate and bill by the quarter hour (GB£40/US$50/CA$65). Payments in Canada and the United Kingdom can be done via direct bank transfer. Payments in other currencies can be made via PayPal and will incur a 3% surcharge.
** A portion of The Writing Room’s revenue is donated to the ReLit Foundation, who uses these funds to encourage mental wellness through reading and the creative arts to socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in England, Canada and the US.
Please contact us to discuss your project and a fee.
‘As a young creative writer, the crux is determining if you’re onto something. With her exhaustive knowledge of literary voices to date, I found a trustworthy opinion in Julie. This, combined with her compassion, thoughtful candour, and practical writing expertise gave me the confidence to keep going. Ultimately, I got from a place of total insecurity to something I felt good about putting in front of publishers. An invaluable partner!’ ~Julia Robins
‘Sally has inspired and challenged me in equal measures! Having no experience of academic writing she gently and generously enabled me to articulate my thoughts on paper until I achieved a piece of work that I am both proud of and feel that I can develop further on my own.’ ~Anne Griffiths
‘Sally is an amazing writing tutor and educator. She not only taught and helped with the logic, structure, and wording of my writings, but also showed me a philosophical, poetic as well as analytical way of reading literature, poetry especially. Coming from a Chinese cultural/language background, I was very lucky to have Sally as a writing/reading companion to lead me through the cultural/cognitive barriers, and eventually learn to find my own voice in my writings and ideas.’ ~Xinyi (Mel) Song, 3rd year visiting student at Wadham College