the Writing Smithy offers you a route to achieving your writing goals, be that getting published, redrafting a manuscript, or improving your writing. You’ll be working with a practising novelist or poet. Either Jenn or Sarah will be your mentor or reader.


Achieve your goals

We believe the most sustainable, successful and rewarding life as a professional writer is to work with a commitment to each project. Our aim is to find out what you want to achieve with your writing and help you to get there. We’ll be thorough and careful readers of your work; supportive and empathetic communicators.


Find your own direction

Your work is yours – we won’t steer you in a direction you’re not happy with and although growth means change, we understand what it’s like to be a writer. We don’t want to turn you into something you’re not.

While we offer basic packages for mentoring and appraisals we are also happy to discuss bespoke services for a particular creative writing project. Just get in touch.


We’re as demanding of ourselves as we are of you: as mentors and editors we undertake professional development and supervision. We’re open to your feedback at any point of the process.

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