I’m starting to write / I want to write 

We define writers as anyone who writes, for pleasure or for a living, at all stages of their literary journey.  

We all have a story to tell, we want to help you gain the confidence and skills to tell yours. Whether you’re searching for inspiration, looking for peer-to-peer support and networks, mentoring or shadowing opportunities, creative writing courses and training, information and guidance on how to navigate the literature sector or where to showcase your work, this page outlines what we’re able to offer you.

We are one part of a vibrant literary sector, each with a specific remit. Together with a range of partners and funders, we ensure there are stepping-stones of opportunities available for all who want to write, to express themselves, and to progress. Other organisations may be better placed to help you meet your literary or professional aim. Please feel free to contact us, and we can try to signpost you to the organisation best placed to help.