What makes a great short story?

Louise delivers workshops on short fiction to help answer this, and other important questions concerning the short story form. She works at universities, literature festivals, art galleries, and as a writer-in-residence in arts and education settings.

"I teach people what makes a short story memorable, what makes editors sit up, and what you can do to improve your writing. I can tailor sessions to suit the needs of all ages and backgrounds. I also teach web design for writers."

How do I write my memoir?

Louise draws on her skills as a journalist and writer of non-fiction to help people approach life writing. She enjoys working with community groups to explore memory, place, and how to put a lifetime of experiences on the page.

If you'd like to book Louise for a workshop or series of workshops, please get in touch.

She offers reduced rates for writers on low incomes, and for people who experience barriers to getting published through illness or disability. 

Really good exercises to get a story flowing...
— Keeley P
Louise was amazing! Great general tips, plus information on where and how to access publishing opportunities. Thank you! Will attend more events!
— Catalina G
It was a very good introduction to short fiction. The exercise on ‘Why We Write’ felt very appropriate.
— Jason J
Engaging workshop. Informative, stimulating. Would like more related workshops...
— Charmaine H
Very interesting and inspiring. More please!
— Jacqui C
Kind and friendly atmosphere...
— Amy
Inspirational advice and activities!
— Louise
At the end, I knew what I needed to do to my story...
— Rosie P