*** Please note Viccy is currently working with a mentee and is not accepting applications at this time ***
I’ve had a number of short stories published in various online & print magazines, and recently finished writing my debut novel (speculative literary fiction). I also work transatlantically with a USA-based photographer/filmmaker under the moniker two.5, and have run a number of collaborative creative arts projects. My Creative Writing PhD at Newcastle University was funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council doctoral studentship, and most recently I was the Research Associate in Creative Writing for a pilot project at Newcastle University investigating the relationships between creative activities and wellbeing in later life, funded by the Medical Research Council.
In 2011/12 I was the Leverhulme Trust writer-in-residence at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh; if you’re writing about robots then I’d find that particularly exciting. I’ve always found talking to other writers exceptionally helpful, both in terms of becoming more aware of the opportunities out there and also for getting direct feedback in my work. I also completed the NAWE/Arvon accredited coaching course in 2012, so if you’re looking for help in setting some writing goals for yourself or clarifying what you’re trying to write then I’d be happy to provide an impartial ear.
Three sessions of mentoring either by email or in person (c. 1 hour per session). The sessions can involve feedback on a excerpt of your writing – max. 10,000 words – or general literary chit-chat, advice, and so-forth. Flexible according to the mentee’s needs.
In person, by email
London & Edinburgh