Information About Nigel - Dulwich teacher
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I am a popular children’s author/illustrator and I divide my time between producing books and teaching creative writing for private students and for mixed groups in the adult education sector. I absolutely love doing both. My children’s fiction has been translated and published around the world, and I am privileged to have connected with readers who love stories as much as I do. My work is featured in the latest Hodder Education Primary English Literacy course book (alongside similar selected extracts by Roald Dahl and Michael Morpurgo) and this year I was among five writers shortlisted for the James Reckitt Hull Children's Book Award. I teach writing for all ages/abilities, and provide encouragement and practical advice. I also edit/proof manuscripts. I am married, with two teenage children and, before writing fiction, I worked as a journalist and magazine editor.
I teach creative writing (beginner to advanced) for Kent Adult Education. I provide private tutoring in and around London, and advice for anyone interested in writing. I work regularly with libraries and schools (primary, KS1-KS2)) running creative workshops. I can also give help with illustration and book design, plus other aspects of publishing.
No two writers are the same and your reasons for writing will be unique to you. However, I believe that writing should be rewarding whatever your motivations. I provide friendly and supportive help and aim to build your confidence.
Are you writing for personal fulfillment? Or pursuing an ambition to be published? I will try to help you achieve your goals whatever direction you decide to take. A couple of my previous students are now pursuing professional writing work having studied with me. I know, from personal experience, the satisfaction of connecting with a readership – I also know the work required to reach that point.
If you are struggling with particular aspects of your writing – or just can’t seem to progress – I will be able to help you. Often obstacles can be removed relatively easily, once they are identified.
If there is a project that you want to begin, but feel daunted by, we can look for good ways to go.
I currently teach all ability levels and all ages, so if you have a specific writing objective or just want to dip your toe in the water, do get in touch.
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- University of Wales (1987) - English Literature (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)