Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday one-to-ones for editorial assistance. Ruth’s appointments are 30 minutes long and count as ONE one-to-one.
Submission Requirements: please upload first ten pages of your work-in-progress, or a summary of your book idea (fiction or non-fiction; up to 3,500 words, in MS Word)
Able to help with: Non-fiction (all types, except memoir), contemporary fiction, historical fiction, adventure, mystery, thriller, cosy crime, fantasy, young adult and steampunk.
Not able to help with: middle-grade or younger, horror, hard crime, memoir, erotica or poetry
Ruth is a trained book coach who will give you kind but honest feedback on your first ten pages, or on your idea for a book. You will get an actionable plan so that you can write forward with confidence. In the course of her legal career, Ruth has come across a lot of people who have a great idea for a book but they don’t actually start it, or they start it but can’t finish it. She decided to help them. She earned certification as a personal book coach from Author Accelerator and now she gives one-to-one guidance to writers to help them plan, write and publish their book.
She writes tongue-in-cheek thrillers that draw on Greek legends and has been a corporate lawyer in London for thirty years. (Banking law, since you ask. It's exciting. No - really.) She has no cats but sometimes a neighbouring Russian Blue serenades her. He is so aristocratic, she thinks he may be a White Russian, in disguise.