Mentoring & editing for short fiction writers, novelists, scriptwriters & non-fiction authors.
Mentoring is a fantastic way to make rapid progress with your writing projects - while editing is an essential part of improving your work and preparing for submission to agents, or self-publishing.
At the Beach Hut Writing Academy we have professional authors and scriptwriters with great track records in helping people with their creative work. We're constructive and rigorous, to help you achieve the best possible work.
We can help you:
Generate and explore new ideas and new genres;
Develop your writing style and themes;
Learn healthy and productive writing habits & how to deal with self-doubt.
Our services include:
Structural editing of short stories, novels, TV & Radio scripts & non-fiction books;
Line-editing further drafts to perfect your style and voice;
Critique and manuscript assessments to help you prepare for publication or submitting your work to agents;
Working to prepare a pitch, synopsis and submission letter to make agents and editors take notice.
The genres and areas we can help with:
Literary and 'book club' fiction
Thrillers, crime and suspense novels
TV drama and comedy
Radio drama and comedy
Children's and Young Adult novels
Want us to help you?
Email us with a few lines about the kind of help you're looking for, and we'll get back in touch asap.
Meet Our Mentors
Kate's 16 published books include The Secret Shopper's Revenge, 5:2 Diet Book & Soul Beach teen thrillers. She's also scripted TV documentaries & drama-docs, written for magazines, and reported on BBC TV & radio.
Fiction & non-fiction author
Author & tutor
Erinna has written a novel, Starlings, and countless short stories. She is a Director of The Brighton Prize and spoken word group Rattle Tales.
Sue's credits include Birds of a Feather (BBC1), Homefront (ITV), five series of soloparentpals.com and The Charm Factory (Radio 4). She is co-author of Writing for TV & Radio: A Writers' & Artists' Companion.
Laura's published 5 novels (2 under a pseudonym). She works as an editor and mentor, and has seen authors through to competition shortlistings and publication.
A prize winning short story writer, Bridget has taught on university courses and in adult education. She has also published a novel and a popular guide to creative writing.