Maria Stephenson

Online Creative Writing Courses

Four courses 'derived from the classroom' available:

How to Write a Novel

I will help you all the way: from idea generation - planning - drafting - editing - publishing - marketing to success as an author.

Write a Collection of Poetry

Weekly inspirations to write in a variety of form and style.  Achieve a publishable poetry collection in six months.

Write a Collection of Short Stories

By the end of this course you will have been supported to write TEN stories in different genres.

Write your Life Story

Do people always say 'you should write a book?'  This course will enable that dream.

face to face courses

Face to Face Classroom Based Courses

All my classroom-based writing courses are currently full.

If you would like to express an interest in future classes, one-off workshops or retreats, please fill in the 'contact form' at the bottom of this page.

My Debut Poetry Collection

'Poetry for the Newly Single 40 Something'

A three-part book which chronicles the escape from a dark, toxic relationship towards living again.

My Memoir

'Don't Call Me Mum!'

This autobiographical novel charters a parent's quest for help and answers in relation to ADHD and Anti-Social Behaviour.

I will critique your writing

Editing Service

I will critique and give professional feedback on part of, or your entire manuscript.  My appraisal, copy editing and proof reading service will ensure your writing is the best it can be.

bespoke poetry

Personalised Poetry Service

For just £40 + P&P, I will produce a bespoke framed poem for a special occasion, such as an eulogy or wedding or for you to give as a gift to someone special.