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Upcoming Events & Masterclasses

Interview: Own Your Story & Turn Your Vulnerability Into Your Advantage w/ Arlan Hamilton

A conversation with founder of Backstage Captial and author of It’s About Damn Time on speaking up, standing out, and using your privilege for good.


Tue, 11th August, 19:00-20:00 BST
£10, Limited Spots

The Writers’ Hour: Daily Writing Sessions

Grab a hot drink & join us for an hour of dedicated writing each morning.


Weekdays throughout July 2020,
8-9am BST & 8-9am EDT
Virtual Zoom Meeting.


Free to attend

Masterclass: Perfect Your Pitch to a Literary Agent

Want to get your book published? 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.


Thursday, 20th August, 6:30-9:30pm BST
Limited to 15 spots.

Interview: How to Build a Happy and Successful Freelance Writing Career w/ Anna Codrea-Rado

A deep dive with Anna on finding clients, building a company of one, and navigating the emotional side of freelancing full-time.


Tue, 25th August, 19:00-20:00 BST
Tickets Released Soon

Masterclass: Kickstart Your Freelance Writing Career

A beginner's guide to starting a successful and sustainable freelance writing career.


Thursday, 27th August, 6:30-9:30pm BST
Tickets Released Soon.

Masterclass: Supercharge Your Freelance Writing Career

For those with some freelance writing experience who want to hone their pitching skills and go after their dream titles.


Thursday, 3rd September, 6:30-9:30pm BST
Tickets Released Soon.

Masterclass: Write Your Picture Book

Have an idea for a picture book? In this masterclass, Penguin Editorial Director Lou Grosart will teach you how to write and pitch a children's picture book that publishers will love. Plus, you'll get live feedback from Lou on your book idea.


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Past Guests

Past guests include: Chris Guillebeau, Vinay Patel, Gemma Milne, Holly Bourne, Alastair Humphreys, Molly Flatt, Lotte Jeffs, Jenny Mclachlan, Carmen McCullough, Amal El-Mohtar, Bec Evans, Selina Lim, Luke Jennings, Colin Wright, Neil Spring, Hussein Kesvani, Natasha Narayan, Niamh Mulvey, Nina Douglas, Anna Wilson, Diana Evans, Mike Michalowicz & Tim Grahl.


Your Hosts

Parul Bavishi

Parul has been an editor for over a decade. In addition to hosting LWS, she helps thriller, YA and non-fiction writers level up their craft and get published. She writes and edits for the Story Grid and Publishing Uncovered. She has worked as an editor and literary scout at Random House, Quercus & Eccles Fisher. She analyses TV hit shows (Killing Eve, You, The Witcher) on the Story Grid Showrunners Podcast.

Matt Trinetti

Matt is a writer, publisher, TEDx speaker, and facilitator. In addition to hosting LWS, he designs and leads programmes at Escape The City to help unfulfilled professionals pursue creative work, start businesses, 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.

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30-Day Goal-Setting Workbook. A tool to help you clarify your most important writing goal this month, nail your milestones, and stay focused each month.Complimentary ticket to live Salon Interviews. Twice a month we interview an expert writer on their craft and career as a writer. You'll get free access.Monthly Expert Hours. Live office hours with expert editors, agents, and publishers. Show short extracts of work, get feedback and have your questions answered.Access to our private Slack community. Connect with fellow writers, share paid writing gigs and competitions, and help get unblocked on your work.Weekly Accountability & Goal Tracker: Monday Morning Check-Ins to help you stay on pace with your writing and a digital tool to track your progress.20%-Off Masterclasses E.g. How to Pitch a Literary Agent, Build Your Author Platform, The Art of Blogging, How to Create Picture Books, and more.15%-Off 1-1 Mentorship Packages: Discounts on private coaching sessions with our team of industry experts.

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🎙 Salon Interview Recordings

Make a Living Writing About Your Life & Adventures w/ author Alastair Humphreys

30th March, 2020


How to Write Critically and Be a Future Thinker w/ Gemma Milne

14th April, 2020


Spark a Movement, Build a Readership (& Make Money Doing It) w/ Chris Guillebeau

26th May, 2020


Mastering Medium & Moving Past Self-Limiting Beliefs w/ Dr. Benjamin Hardy

22nd June, 2020

Break Out of the Starving Artist Mindset w/ Author & Entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz

23rd July, 2020


How to Write Stories Readers Will Love w/ Holly Bourne, bestselling YA novelist

7th April, 2020


Finding Your Writing Voice: An Interview with Screenwriter and Playwright Vinay Patel

28th April, 2020


Writing About Grief, Nature and Bringing Your Whole Self to Your Writing w/ Anna Wilson

9th June, 2020


The Secrets Behind Bestsellers & Smart Book Marketing w/ Tim Grahl

16th July, 2020

Channelling Feeling Into Fiction w/ Award-Winning Novelist Diana Evans

28th July, 2020



📖 Webinars & Workshops

Workshop: Goal Setting for Writers
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✍️Writers' Hour Links

EventDay/TimeMeeting IDZoom LinkPW
🇬🇧 London MorningsMon-Fri, 8-9am BST849 7686 1144ZoomLWSWRITE
🇺🇸 US EDT MorningsMon-Fri, 8-9am EDT170 894 946ZoomLWSWRITE
🌐 Midweek LateWednesdays, 6-7pm BST989 1935 7487ZoomLWSWRITE
📬 Ship It HourFridays, 4-5pm BST861 0115 6773ZoomLWSWRITE

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 :)

Join 100 Day Write Club Today.

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Writing Your Story

Marketing, Selling & Growing Readership

Your Author Platform

Past guests include:
Beyond Imposter Syndrome: How to Think & Write Critically w/ Gemma MilneHow to Write Books Readers Love with Bestselling novelist Holly BourneMake 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

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.)


Monthly Expert Hour. Live office hours with an expert editor, agent, publisher, or PR professional each month. You'll have a chance to show short extracts of work, get feedback and have your questions answered.Weekly Accountability & Goal Tracker: Monday Morning Check-In + Friday Afternoon Check-Out to help you stay on pace with your writing and a digital tool to track your progress.
20% Discount on All Masterclasses: e.g. "How to Pitch a Literary Agent," "Build Your Author Platform," "The Art of Blogging," "How to Create Picture Books," and more.
15% Discount on All Mentorship Packages: Discounts on Private 1:1 sessions with an expert editor, agent, publisher, or PR professional.

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

Each session is roughly 1 hour together and includes any work your mentor needs to complete before and in between your sessions.

1 Session Package
£100

2 Session Package
£175

3 Session Package
£225

For longer-term mentoring agreements, please message us directly


Literary Consulting Services

Book a mentoring package with our team of experts.

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
£185

3-Hour Package
£250

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
£185

3-Hour Package
£250

For longer-term mentoring agreements, please message us directly


Literary Consulting Services

Book a mentoring package with our team of experts.

Parul Bavishi, Story Editor

Story Editor | Thrillers | YA | Non-Fiction

Parul has been an editor for over a decade. She 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. Parul helps unpublished and published writers prepare for submitting to agents or for publication. She is also a cohost on The Story Grid Showrunners podcast where she analyses hit TV shows including Killing Eve, You, The Witcher. She is the co-founder of the London Writers' Salon.

Book a Consulting Package with Parul:

1-Hour Package
£100

2-Hour Package
£185

3-Hour Package
£250

For longer-term mentoring agreements, or to explore other options, please message us directly


Literary Consulting Services

Book a mentoring package with our team of experts.
15% Discount for Gold Writers.

1 x 1-Hour Package
£100 £85

(£85/hr)

2 x 1-Hour Package
£175 £148.75

(£74.38/hr)

3 x 1-Hour Package
£225 £191.25

(£63.75/hr)

For longer-term mentoring agreements, or to explore other options, please message us directly


Literary Consulting Services

Book a mentoring package with our team of experts.
Discounted Rates for Current Clients

1 x 1-Hour Package
£100 £75

Literary Consulting Services

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

Parul Bavishi

Editing | Thrillers | YA | Non-Fiction | Story Structure


Parul has been an editor for over a decade. She 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. Parul helps unpublished and published writers prepare for submitting to agents or for publication.

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. She now runs a small picture book publishing company and is a freelance editor and writer.

Rachel Mann

Fiction | Non-Fiction | Children's | Query Letter


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.

Lou Grossart

Picture Books | Structure


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.

Nina

Publicity Plan | Social Media Strategy & Implementation | Pitching


Coming Soon

Book a Free 15-Minute Chat with a Mentor.


Interview: Channelling Feeling into Fiction with Diana Evans

How can we take raw and real human experiences and weave them into our stories? Join this conversation with 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlistee Diana Evans about her journey to and through writing.

In association with The Women's Prize for Fiction LIVE.


Tue, 28th July, 19:00-20:30 BST
£15, includes copy of 'Ordinary People'
100% of proceeds go to Women's Prize Trust

The Writers’ Hour: Midweek Late Edition

For the parents, night owls, and Americans...a midweek, late edition of Writers' Hour! Grab a hot drink (or wine...) and join us for a focused hour of writing.


Each Wednesday in July
6pm BST / 1pm EST / 10am PST


Free to attend

Ship It Hour: Publish Your Work

Bring 1 thing you’ve been putting off or want to get done. Together, we'll ship it.


Each Friday in July
4pm BST / 11am EST / 8am PST


Patron-Only