The London Writers' Salon

Learn from top writers, nail your writing goals and connect with fellow writers in the heart of London's creative scene.

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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

The Writers’ Hour: Daily Writing Sessions

Grab a cup of your favourite hot drink & join us for 1 hour of dedicated writing each morning!


Weekdays, all throughout April, 2020,
8-9am BST, Virtual Zoom Meeting.


Free to attend.

Interview: How to Write Stories Readers Will Love with Holly Bourne

A conversation about breaking into publishing, understanding your reader, and the discipline and mindset required to write 12 books over 7 years.


Tue, 7th April, 19:00-21:00
AllBright Mayfair, 24-26 Maddox Street W1S 1QH

Event over - recording to be released soon

Masterclass: Perfect Your Pitch to a Literary Agent

Want to get published in 2020? Perfect Your Pitch will teach you how to write a query letter, the ins and outs of the publishing world, plus live feedback on your pitch with an agent.


Next Session TBA. Register your interest:

Masterclass: Create a Picture Book w/ Penguin Editorial Director

A 3-hour masterclass to help you understand the 5 key principles of writing a picture book. Create and get feedback on your own work from our expert editor.


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Past Events & Authors

Make a Living Writing About Your Life & Adventures w/ Alastair HumphreysStay Focused, Get Published & Make It as a Writer w/ Molly Flatt of BooksellerHow to Pitch and Writer Articles w/ Lotte Jeffs, journalist and former editor at ELLE UK.Write a Laugh-Out-Loud Bestseller w/ Funny Fiction Author Jenny MclachlanGet your YA book published w/ Penguin Random House Editor Carmen McCulloughThe 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, How to Have a Happy Hustle.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/ pscyhological thriller author Neil SpringMaking a Living as a Writer w/ MEL editor 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 Write Club Monthly Membership Includes:
A goal-setting workshop to help you focus over the next 30 daysComplimentary access to 1 Salon interviewMonthly coaching session with an expert editor, agent, publisher or writer25%-off all Masterclasses25%-off Monthly “Get Sh*t Done" Writing RetreatsFirst access to events & masterclasses Access to our growing library of writing and publishing resources (e.g. how to find an agent, mastering your genre, etc.)

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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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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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Member-Only Resources

Writing Your Story

Marketing, Selling & Growing Readership

Your Author Platform

Literary Consulting Services

Book a mentoring package with our team of experts.

Lou Grosart, Penguin Editorial Director

Editor | Picture Books | Children's Books

Louise Grosart has over a decade of experience publishing picture books and working with licensed books for brands like Dreamworks, BBC, Hasbro and Dr Seuss. She is currently an Editorial Director at Penguin Random House where she works on household names such as Peppa Pig and Hey Duggee. She was previously the editor for million-copy selling The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas, Sarah and Duck, and has worked on hundreds of brands and stand-alone picture books for Penguin Random House and Egmont Publishing.

Book a Consulting Package with Lou

1-Hour Package
£100

2-Hour Package
£175

3-Hour Package
£225

For longer-term mentoring agreements, please message us directly


Literary Consulting Services

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Niamh Mulvey, Editor

Editor | Women's Fiction | Literary Fiction | Short Stories

Niamh Mulvey is the former commissioning editor at Hachette. She brought writers to the UK market like American writer Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (Friday Black) and award-winning Irish author Louise O'Neill (Only Ever Yours). She was named a Rising Star by the Bookseller in 2015.

Book a Consulting Package with Niamh:

1-Hour Package
£100

2-Hour Package
£175

3-Hour Package
£225

For longer-term mentoring agreements, please message us directly


Literary Consulting Services

Book a mentoring package with our team of experts.

Rachel Mann, Literary Agent

Fiction | Non-Fiction | Children's Books

Rachel Mann is a literary agent at the Jo Unwin Literary Agency. She also has ten years’ experience in commissioning and editing books for young people at houses including Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, and was Publishing Director at the Roald Dahl Story Company, working on new concepts and formats with 42 publishers. She is currently on the look-out for funny chapter books, middle-grade, and bold and emotionally engaging non-fiction (both adults’ and children’s).

Book a Consulting Package with Rachel:

1-Hour Package
£100

2-Hour Package
£175

3-Hour Package
£225

For longer-term mentoring agreements, please message us directly


Literary Consulting Services

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

Parul Bavishi

Editing | Thrillers | YA | Non-Fiction

Parul has been an editor for over a decade, working at Random House, Quercus; she was a literary scout. She's worked with writers 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.

Matthew Trinetti

Blogging | Author Platform | Self-Publishing | Marketing

Matthew 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.

Niamh Mulvey

Editing | Literary Fiction | Short Stories

Niamh Mulvey is the former commissioning editor at Hachette. She brought writers to the UK market like American writer Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (Friday Black) and award-winning Irish author Louise O'Neill (Only Ever Yours). She was named a Rising Star by the Bookseller in 2015.

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.