An opportunity to discuss your writing projects more generally and to find a way forward which may lead to some of the mentoring strands below or can be a stand-alone session.   This consultation may also be used for completed work for which you don’t need mentoring but do, perhaps, need some guidance about what the next step might be. — £50

In addition to comprehensive written feeedback, there is also the opportunity to discuss comments/your revisions, either face-to-face (if you are local), via e-mail, phone, Skype or Zoom, or a combination of these if preferred.

Up to 6 poems (maximum 40 lines per poem) — £55

Up to 4,000 words — £55

FIRST CHAPTER (novel/memoir)
Up to 4,000 words — £55 — send me the first chapter of your work in progress with a synopsis and we’ll discuss ways forward.

Up to 65,000 words — £395 — including up to three one-hour feedback sessions (maximum).   This can be done in instalments of several chapters at a time if the novel is a work in progress.   These three sessions must be taken within a 12-month period, otherwise a re-reading fee of £150 will be charged.

Up to 30 poems — £195 — including a maximum of two one-hour feedback sessions.
Up to 60 poems — £325 — including up to three one-hour feedback sessions (maximum).

Please note mentoring fees are non-refundable.

Once the manuscript has been received I will review it and send it back to you with comprehensive comments as well as minor proofreading corrections.   Further feedback is offered face-to-face (if you are local), via e-mail, phone, Skype or Zoom, or a combination of these if preferred.   For the £55 options a feedback session of up to one hour is included in the fee and the work to be reviewed can be sent electronically.   For all other options a paper copy as well as an electronic copy will be required.


“Mentoring has enhanced my writing — beyond my imagination… I needed someone with patience and understanding and I have found Sue so helpful — when I have thought my poem was finished… Sue asks me to dip deep — sometimes I don’t think I can do it… but I do… and the difference it makes to the poem is amazing.   Sue is incredibly sensitive and flexible in her approach to being a mentor and has been the greatest help to me as a poet… I have had more poems published in the year that I have worked with Sue than ever before… I can’t thank her enough.”
Audrey Ardern-Jones, Poet

“Sue is a wonderful tutor and poetry mentor.   Her style is informal and engaging, and you really feel she is committed to you and your work.   Sue’s face-to-face events are lively and varied with supportive and precise feedback, and the online courses have great resources and guidance.   I can’t recommend her more highly.   I recently took the two top places in the Guernsey Literary Festival Poetry Prize, the 2nd prize was with with a poem written on one of her film and writing courses”
Jane Wilkinson

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