*** Please note Jane is currently working with a mentee and is not accepting applications at this time ***
Jane is the author of two novels published by Bloomsbury. Her debut, ‘The Devil’s Music’, was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and her second novel ‘Rook’ was a Guardian readers’ Book of the Year. ‘Rook’ recently featured on BBC1’s ‘Books That Made Britain’ TV documentary series about writers and place. Originally a primary school teacher, Jane went back to university when her youngest child started school and gained an MA in Creative Writing. She then taught Creative Writing at the University of Chichester for ten years. She is an experienced tutor, and has run writing workshops at literary festivals across the country, for ‘Reading the South’ (a major Arts Council Project in 2015), for Psychologies Magazine, and for Arvon. She is part of the author/editor team at The Creative Writing Consultancy. Visit Jane’s website here: http://janerusbridge.co.uk/rook/
Fiction: novels; literary/commercial fiction; writing & place
I love working one to one with writers, & was mentored myself while working on ‘The Devil’s Music’ so I know how valuable the process can be. I’m happy to read the first 20,000 words of your novel & give feedback, preferably via two hours of mentoring in person with one hour of follow up email correspondence. If a meet-up is impossible, I’ll offer 3 hours of email mentoring instead.
In person, by email