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Upcoming Events & Masterclasses

Get Your Story NaNoWriMo Ready

Set yourself up for a productive month of novel writing. Together we'll create an outline for your story and a plan of action to help you hit the ground writing.


Sun, 1st November, 5-6pm GMT
Free workshop.

Make November Your Month of Writing

Join us for a goal setting workshop to help you nail your writing projects over the next 30 days.


Mon, 2nd November, 6-7pm GMT
Free workshop.

Interview: Push Past Doubt & Take Risks with Your Writing w/ poet Anthony Anaxagorou

Join us for a conversation with award-winning poet, educator, and publisher on thinking and writing like a poet, pushing past self-doubt, and increasing your visibility as an artist.


Tue, 10th November, 7-8:15pm GMT
Limited Tickets.

Interview: Writing, Editing & Critiquing Poetry with Yanyi

Join us for a conversation with poet, author and editor about the state of poetry today and what it takes to get your poems published.


Tue, 17th November, 7-8:15pm BST
Sign up to hear when tickets go live.

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.


Next Date: TBC
Tickets released soon.

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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, Arlan Hamilton, Anna Codrea-Rado, Sophie Mackintosh, Polina Marinova Pompliano, Martina O'Sullivan, Casper ter Kuile & others.

LWS Founders

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 Game of Thrones) 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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Join our Gold Writers Circle

Gold Writers Circle Membership Includes:

Weekly Accountability & Progress Tracker. Monday Check-Ins and Friday Check-Outs to stay on pace with your writing. Plus a digital tool to track your progress.Private Monthly "Expert Hours". Live office hours with expert editors, agents, and publishers. Show short extracts of work, get feedback and have your questions answered.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.Access to our private Slack community. Connect with fellow writers, share paid writing gigs and competitions, and help get unblocked on your work.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.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.

All for only £42 / Month

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Gold Writers Circle is now closed.
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🎙 Salon Interview Recordings

Alastair Humphreys:
Make a Living Writing About Your Life & Adventures

Watch Interview.


Gemma Milne:
How to Write Critically and Be a Future Thinker

Watch Interview.


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

(Forthcoming)


Dr. Benjamin Hardy:
Mastering Medium.com & Moving Past Self-Limiting Beliefs

Watch Interview.


Mike Michalowicz:
Break Free from the Starving Artist Mindset

Watch Interview.


Arlan Hamilton:
Write Your Own Headlines & Own Your Story

(Forthcoming)


Sophie Mackintosh:
Building Fictional Worlds & Taking a Stand with your Work

Watch Interview


Polina Marinova Pompliano:
Pivoting Your Writing Career in a Time of Crisis

Watch Interview


Casper ter Kuile:
Rituals, Digital Sabbaths & Finding Meaning in Everyday Moments

Watch Interview

Holly Bourne:
How to Write Stories Readers Will Love

Watch Interview.


Vinay Patel:
Finding Your Writing Voice on the Stage & Screen

Watch Interview.


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

Watch Interview.


Tim Grahl:
The Secrets Behind Bestsellers & Smart Marketing Tactics

Watch Interview.


Diana Evans:
Channelling Feeling Into Fiction

Watch Interview.


Anna Codrea-Rado:
Build a Happy & Successful Freelance Writing Career

Watch Interview.


Jenny MacLachlan
Writing Funny Fiction for Children & Breaking Into the Publishing Industry

Watch Interview


Martina O'Sullivan, head of Penguin Business:
The Art of Business Writing

Watch Interview


Selina Lim:
Sex, Love & Drama: Writing Authentic Dialogue for the Screen.

Watch Interview


📖 Webinars & Workshops

Workshop: Goal Setting for Writers
Set your 30-Day Writing Goal (1 Hour)


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Download workbook.


Mini Masterclass: Writing & Growing Your Substack Newsletter

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Workshop: Using Scrivener to Make Your Writing & Editing Life Easier (1 Hour)

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🗓 LWS Calendar - Interviews & Events

✍️ Writers' Hour Links

EventDay/TimeMeeting IDZoom LinkPW
🇬🇧 London MorningsMon-Fri, 8-9am BST849 7686 1144ZoomLWSWRITE
🗽 US Eastern AMMon-Fri, 8-9am EDT170 894 946ZoomLWSWRITE
🌴 US Pacific AMMon-Fri, 8-9am PDT989 1935 7487ZoomLWSWRITE
🎤 Open Mic Fridays, 5pm BST861 0115 6773ZoomLWSWRITE

🎤 Open Mic at LWS

Each Friday at 5:30pm BST / 12:30pm EDT, we host a Patron-only Open Mic night.

All Patrons are welcome to share a piece of writing, or simply attend as the audience.

This is a safe, friendly space to connect with fellow LWS writers and celebrate each other's words.

If you're interested in reading your work, grab a slot and we'll see you Friday!

👉 Sign up for an Open Mic spot.

🖥 Zoom Link
Password: LWSWRITE
Meeting ID: 861 0115 6773

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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-Hour Package
£125

(£125/hr)

2-Hour Package
£220

(£110/hr)

3-Hour Package
£300

(£100/hr)

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
£125

(£125/hr)

2-Hour Package
£220

(£110/hr)

3-Hour Package
£300

(£100/hr)

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
£125

(£125/hr)

2-Hour Package
£220

(£110/hr)

3-Hour Package
£300

(£100/hr)

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 and Ozark She is the co-founder of the London Writers' Salon.

Book a Consulting Package with Parul:

1-Hour Package
£125

(£125/hr)

2-Hour Package
£220

(£110/hr)

3-Hour Package
£300

(£100/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.
15% Discount for Gold Writers.

1 Hour Package
£125 £106.25

(£106.25/hr)

2 Hour Package
£220 £187

(£93.50/hr)

3 Hour Package
£300 £255

(£85/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-Hour Package
£125
£100

2-Hour Package
£220
£175

3-Hour Package
£300
£250

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


Supercharge your progress.
Join our 3-Month VIP WRITER Programme

For writers on a deadline who need help shaping their story, finishing a draft, want to get publish-ready, or need a publicity plan.

Become a VIP Writer and you'll get:

Your Perfect 3-Month Plan.

Work with the LWS team to figure out exactly what you need to do to reach your milestones over the next 3 months & beyond.

Complimentary tickets 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.

Complimentary Access to All Masterclasses.

Each month we run a masterclass valued between £50-75. You'll get access to these for free.

4 x Private 1-on-1 Coaching Sessions.

We'll line you up with an expert to help accelerate your progress, no matter what you need – editor, agent, publicist, blogging coach, etc.

Join VIP today
for £195 / Month

Requires 3-Month Mininum Commitment.

Access the Private LWS Slack community.

Connect with fellow writers, share paid writing gigs and competitions, and help get unblocked on your work.

Weekly Accountability & Goal Tracker:

Monday & Friday Check-Ins to help you stay on pace with your writing, plus a digital tool to track your progress.

Make the next 3 months your most productive yet.

Join our VIP Writer program today.

Two options: Direct Debit or Credit Card.

For any questions, message us directly

1 x 1-Hour Package
£100 £75


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 | Children's Books | Editorial Support & 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

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