The London Writers' Salon


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ASK-ALL INTERVIEWS

Q&As with top authors, novelists, screenwriters, poets, playwrights, bloggers & more.

MASTERCLASSES

Learn from expert editors, agents, and authors on how to improve your craft and get published.

PROGRAMMES & RETREATS

A community of likeminded writers to help you hit your writing goals.


Upcoming Events & Masterclasses

Workshop + Party: Dreaming Big in 2020

Join us to recommit to your writing and dream big for 2020. Followed by a party with old and new Salon members and guests.


Mon, 25th November, 19:00-21:30
The Library, 112 Saint Martin's Lane

Retreat: Get Sh*t Done: A Full-Day London Writing Retreat

Join us for a quiet and focused day of writing in Central London.

Sometimes the work just has to be done. Pen to paper, nose to the grindstone; pure focused work. Bring your creativity and willingness and we'll provide seats, support, coffee, tasty lunch & more.


Sat, 2nd November, 10:00 - 17:00
Work.Life Clerkenwell, London

Masterclass: Perfect Your Pitch to a Literary Agent

A 3-hour masterclass to help you create a crystal clear pitch for your book that gets an agent’s attention. You'll have a chance to pitch to an editor and agent and get real-time feedback.


Tues, 3rd December, 6.30 - 9.30pm
Work.Life Clerkenwell, London

Retreat: Get Sh*t Done: A Full-Day London Writing Retreat

Join us for a quiet and focused day of writing in Central London.

Sometimes the work just has to be done. Pen to paper, nose to the grindstone; pure focused work. Bring your creativity and willingness and we'll provide seats, support, coffee, tasty lunch & more.


Sat, 7th December 10:00 - 17:00
Work.Life Clerkenwell, London

Check out our full list of events, courses & writing retreats:


Past Events & Authors

Write a Laugh-Out-Loud Bestseller w/ Funny Fiction Author Jenny MclachlanHow to get your Young Adult book published w/ Penguin Random House Editor CarmenThe Art of Blogging: Hone Your Voice, Build an Audience & Grow Your Writing CareerHow to Bring Poetry to your Prose & Read Poetry w/ author and poet Amal El-Mohtar Write Your Book Without Quitting Your Day Job w/ Bec Evans, author of How to Have a Happy Hustle.Create Picture Books w/ Penguin Editorial Director Lou GrosartWriting For the Screen & Breaking Into Scriptwriting w/ BAFTA-nominated Selina LimWriting Memorable Characters w/ Luke Jennings, creator of Killing EveTravel, Write & Find an Audience for your Work w/ serial self-published author Colin WrightBecoming a Prolific Writer w/ Neil SpringMaking a Living as a Writer w/ MEL editor & journalist Hussein Kesvani & screenwriter Natasha NarayanBuild Better Habits & Make 2019 The Year of Writing w/ riverrun editor Niamh Mulvey

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Your Hosts

Parul Bavishi

Parul has been an editor for over a decade, and has worked at Random House, Quercus, Eccles Fisher and Cornerstones where she edited a number of inspiring and award-winners novelists. She is now a freelance editor (Publishing Uncovered, The Story Grid) with a focus on thrillers and YA and helps unpublished and published writers prepare for submitting to agents or for publication. She is a cohost on The Story Grid Showrunners podcast where she analyses hit TV shows from an editor's perspective, starting with the thriller series Killing Eve.

Matt Trinetti

Matt is a former IBM consultant turned writer, publisher, TEDx speaker and workshop facilitator. For the last 5 years, Matt has designed and led career change programmes at Escape The City to help unfulfilled professionals pursue more creative work and reinvent their careers. In 2014, Matt published Stephen Markley's Tales of Iceland, a perennial seller on Amazon and in Iceland. Matt's writing has appeared in Quartz, Observer, Huffington Post, and on his blog GiveLiveExplore.com.


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Your 3-Month Write Club Membership Includes:
Free access to salon events & author interview series25%-off all Masterclasses25%-off Monthly “Get Sh*t Done" Writing RetreatsFirst access to events & masterclasses Fortnightly group coaching sessions with an expert editor, agent, publisher or author.Access to our library of writing and publishing resources (e.g. how to find an agent, mastering your genre, etc.)

All for only £33 / Month.

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The London Writers' Salon presents:

"The 100 Day Write Club"

Sun, Oct 27 – Sun, Jan 19

Nail Your Writing Goals.
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3 Glorious Months of Events.
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Creative Friends to Keep you accountable.

What you get:

  • A Private Facebook Group with weekly group check-ins.

  • Fortnightly Virtual Writing Sessions (every other Sunday evening @ 5pm BST).

  • A writing tracker to hit your writing/editing/publishing goals.

  • 1 FREE ticket PER MONTH to our monthly Salon events (next up: "Writing Funny Fiction with children's author Jenny Mclachlan" at Clean Prose co-writing space on Oct 28.)

  • 25%-off all Masterclasses (including Dec 3: "Perfect Your Pitch to a Literary Agent.")

  • 25%-off our "Get Sh*t Done Writing Retreats" (Next up: Nov 2 & Dec 7)

  • Monthly Office Hours with Parul on Storybuilding & Editing, and Matt on Building an Author Platform & Marketing.

  • PLUS... more quality time with us and fellow writers :)

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Feeling stuck? Book a free 15-minute consultation with one of our experts.

Parul Bavishi

Editing | Story Structure | Fiction

Parul has been an editor for over a decade, working at Random House, Quercus and Cornerstones. She's helped writers such as Andy Mcnab, Olympic athlete Christine Ohuruogu, and a number of award-winners novelists. She works with thriller and YA writers to help them prepare for submitting to agents. Most recently she studied under Shawn Coyne, creator of the Story Grid.

Matthew Trinetti

Blogging | Self-Pub | Marketing

Matt is a writer, publisher, TEDx speaker and facilitator. In 2014, Matt published Stephen Markley's Tales of Iceland to become a #1 bestseller in Amazon's Iceland category. Matt's own writing has appeared in Quartz, Observer, Huffington Post, and on his blog GiveLiveExplore, where he's grown a dedicated following from scratch.

If you'd like more help after your 15-minute chat, you can book a 75-minute deep dive session on your work for £75 / hour.

Questions? Get in touch.