If you've been visiting This Itch of Writing: The Blog for a while, you'll know that as well as writing fiction and non-fiction, blogging, teaching and generally living and breathing writing, I also work individually with other writers. I've just launched a new website to focus specifically on that so do click through to find out more:
I love adapting to the needs and aspirations of individual writers and groups, and whether you're looking for a mentor, for a one-off appraisal giving honest and detailed feedback on your work, or for someone to lead a writing workshop, I can help. I work on novels, life writing, creative non-fiction, short fiction and essays, and scholarly writing of all sizes; my clients have included established writers, total beginners, students of creative writing, academics, and professional writers such as journalists.
And just to tempt you into clicking that link, these are some of the things that writers I've worked with have said:
"Emma Darwin is a rare thing - a gifted writer and a talented, intuitive teacher who is able to dig into technical subtleties and the horrifying mess of the first draft with wit, confidence and respect. She's not the kind of tutor or editor who dishes out a list of one size fits all rules. Instead, what you will get - what I got - is a nuanced reading, some sharp questions, and support and encouragement as you find your own way to turn your project into its own best self." - Jenn Ashworth" - Jenn Ashworth
"Emma is one of the best editors I know. She is incisive with her analysis, clear with her advice and generous with her encouragement. An endless source of thoughtful wisdom, she picks apart the trickier aspects of structure and technique and presents them in ways that everyone can get something useful out of, from beginner to experienced writer." - Jessica Ruston
"I have completed courses with the Writer's Bureau, Writers Forge, Open University, and more, and I can say that this was the one I learnt the most from. The teachers were exceptional." - Gavin Tomlinson