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The Writers’ Hour: Daily Writing Sessions

Grab a hot drink and join us for an hour of dedicated writing, each weekday morning.All writers welcome.(Even if you don't call yourself a writer.)PS: It's free!

Write with us 4x every weekday.
- 8am London (GMT)
- 8am New York (ET)
- 8am L.A. (PT)
- 8am Melbourne, AUS (AEDT)

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Upcoming Interviews & Member Events

INTERVIEW: From Substack to Book Deal & Unleashing Your Genius w/ Polina Pompliano

Join us for a conversation with Polina (Forbes & The Profile) as we discuss lessons learnt from writing a popular newsletter and writing nonfiction. We'll also discuss what she’s learnt from interviewing the best minds in the world and how we can utilize the same mental frameworks in our creative lives.

Tue, Mar 21st, 7pm UK / 3pm ET / 11 am PT

Silver & Gold Members RSVP here. Or become a member here.

OFFICE HOURS Author and Editor Niamh Mulvey (Gold Members)

Bring your questions about the writing, editing, or publishing process.

Wed Mar 22nd, 5pm UK / 1pm ET / 10am PT

Apply to our Gold Writers' Circle here.

🌍 WRITING SPRINT: Around the World in 24 Writers’ Hours –

To celebrate three years of Writers’ Hour, we’re hosting a 24-hour writing sprint. Join us for 1,2,10 or all 24 hours of (mostly) silent writing.

March 24th to 25th

Silver & Gold Members RSVP here. Or become a member here.

Q&A: Plotting Techniques for Writers (Including Pantsers) w/ Plottr

Join us for a Q&A with one of the co-founders Ryan Zee and Cameron Sutter as we talk about plotting techniques that have helped thousands of writers. We’ll also demo the Plottr software.

Tues Mar 28, 5pm UK/ 12pm ET/ 9am PT Held after PT Writers' Hour

Silver & Gold Members RSVP here. Or become a member here.

OFFICE HOURS Agent Charlotte Colwill (Gold Members)

Bring your questions about the editing, submission or publishing process.

Wed Mar 29th, 6pm UK / 1pm ET / 10am PT

Apply to our Gold Writers' Circle here.

Open Mic at the LWS Cafe

Listen in or share a piece of your work in a safe and encouraging space with fellow writers.

2nd Fri of the month - 11pm BST (6pm ET / 3pm PT)
Last Tue of each month – 7pm BST (2pm ET / 11am PT)
Open to all Silver & Above Members.

LWS Critique Sessions

Get feedback on your work from readers in a friendly, judge-free environment. Open to Silver & Gold Members.

2nd Wed of the Month - 6pm GMT / 1pm ET

The Writers’ Hour: Daily Writing Sessions

Join us for an hour of dedicated writing each Monday to Friday. All writers welcome. (Plus, it's free!)

Mon-Fri, 4 Daily Sessions:
8-9am UK / 8-9am ET / 8-9am PT / 8-9am NZST

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Past Salon 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, Anthony Anaxagorou, Yanyi, Cathy Newman, Krystal Sutherland, Nish Panchal, Stephen Markley, Jules Evans, Huma Qureshi, Natasha Farrant, Simon Stephenson, Marti Leimbach, Daisy Buchanan, Francesca Spector, Carrie-Jade Williams, Nina-Sophia Miralles, Ruta Sepetys, Emma Reed Turrell, Yancey Strickler, John Osborne, Kat Falls, Rebecca Schiller, Hamish McKenzie, Katherine May, Steph Smith, Rosie Wilby, Stacey Halls, Harriet Minter, Dr. Pragya Agarwal, Helen Croydon, Lucie Whitehouse, Jordan Tannahill, Ricardo Fayet, Christy Lefteri, Will Storr, Otegha Uwagba, Julio Vincent Gambuto, Elizabeth Uviebinené, Nikesh Shukla, Soman Chainani, James Routledge, Emilie Marneur, Sean Ogle, Anna Jordan, Jean Kwok, Natalie Lue, Eimear Ryan, Farrah Storr, Daphne Palasi Andreades, Kathryn Taussig, Dr. Christian Busch, Kasim Ali, Joanna Nadin, Elise Valmorbida, David Flusfeder, Gurnaik Johal, Lauren Razavi, Suzie Sheehy, Cynthia Knight, Michaela Ternasky-Holland, Abigail Bergstrom, Harriet Johnson, Jasmine Richards, Orna Ross, Samantha Shannon, Parag Khanna, Daniel Paisner, Julia Cameron, Nir Eyal, Louise Grosart, Beth Kempton, David Whyte, Joanna Penn, Bonnie MacBird, Clare Mulley, Laura Kay, Derek Sivers, Jay Clouse, Tom Rob Smith, Bec Evans, Chris Smith & more.

Get full access to our archive of 100+ Salon interviews & workshops as an LWS Silver Member.

Courses & Masterclasses

Write Your Children's Picture Book Course - A 4-Week Sprint.

What does it take to turn a fun idea into a masterful and delightful picture book?Starting on March 17 we're launching a four-week picture book sprint. Join us for weekly videos, live working sessions and Q&A with Penguin Editorial Director Lou Grosart. Learn how to write picture books that children will love, and publishers will buy.Includes live feedback from Lou on your book.


Gold Members get 20%-off all Masterclasses. More Info.

The Artist's Way: A 12-Week Journey of Creative Recovery

Recover your sense of purpose, possibility and connection to your writing using Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way, alongside fellow writers and creatives at the London Writers’ Salon.

Next Intake: To be announced.
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Discounts for Silver & Gold Members More Info.

Masterclass: Perfect Your Pitch to a Literary Agent

Want to get your book published? Join this masterclass to learn how to craft a pitch that gets an agent’s attention. Includes live pitch feedback on your book idea from our in-house editor and agent. PLUS a bonus agent pitch session two weeks after the masterclass.

Next Date: To be announced.
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Masterclass: Break Into Freelance Writing Using Personal Essays

Writing about your personal experiences can open new doors for your writing career. Learn how to plan and successfully pitch a first-person personal essay for publication.

Next Date: To be announced.
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About Us

Founders of London Writers' Salon

Parul Bavishi

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

Matt Trinetti

Matt Trinetti is a writer, publisher, TEDx speaker, and facilitator. In addition to running LWS, he designs and leads personal and professional development programmes at places like Google, Airbus, Red Bull, General Assembly and Escape The City. He's also the publisher behind Stephen Markley's Tales of Iceland, and his writing has appeared in Quartz, Observer, Huffington Post, and on his blog GiveLiveExplore.

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🏛 Watch our 'State of the Salon' sharing the vision for LWS:

View the slides and chat from the session.

Structure, Expert Support & Creative Friends to Keep You Writing.

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Writers' Hour

Daily Writing SessionsBuild a Writing Habit.
4x daily, Monday to Friday.


(Supported through donations.)

Want to help support Writers' Hour?Select "Bronze Writer" plan to keep Writers' Hour going with a monthly, quarterly or annual donation.

Bronze Writers get:💰 Paid writing opportunities.📣 Space to share published work.🙏 Shoutout at Thursday's Writers' Hour.✅ Monthly Writing Challenges🎯 Monthly Goal Setting Workshops & Trackers.🎟 50%-off Salon Interviews☕️ 25%-off the LWS Merch & Shop

⭐️ Most Popular ⭐️

Silver Writer

Community + Live EventsConnect with fellow writers at live events & buzzing online community.

£24 / month*

(about $27/mo)

*Only £19/mo when joining annually.

Get everything in Bronze, plus:

❤️ Private Writing Community. Connect with writers all over the globe and build creative friendships in our Member Portal.🎙 Live Weekly Interviews with bestselling authors, poets, screenwriters & bloggers about their craft and career. See future & past guests.📖 Monthly Craft Workshops. Each month we host a workshop to help you improve your craft.🖥 Library of Recordings. Access our full library of 100+ writer interviews and workshops.🏕️ 24-Hour Virtual Writing Cabin. Get silent, deep work done alongside writers in the Cabin.☕️ 24-Hour Virtual Café. Meet and mingle with your fellow writers in our LWS Café.💰 Writing Opportunities. Weekly feed of paid jobs, grants, residencies, competitions & courses.💭 Writing Prompt of the Week. Get your creative juices flowing with our bank of prompts.✍️ Writing Rooms. Connect around genres and topics like Historical Fiction, Podcasting, Memoir, Myth & Paranormal, LGBTQ+, Comedy & more.🍸 Members-Only Events. Like Socials, Wellness Sessions, Craft Workshops & more.📝 Open Mic & Critique Sessions. Practice sharing your work and get feedback in a safe, friendly and encouraging setting.📚 Free Books! We give books away to members at our weekly Salon writer interviews.📑 20%-off Scrivener writing software to make your writing life easier.💼 25%-off AndCo London-based co-working, hot-desking and meeting space.

Gold Writer

Accountability + Expert SupportPeer accountability & expert support to stay on track with your writing.

From £59 / month*

(about $89/mo)

*When joining annually. £79/mo joining monthly.By application only.

Get everything in Silver, plus:

Weekly Accountability & Unblocking Check-Ins. Each Monday & Friday check-in with your fellow Gold Writers and Gold coaches to get unblocked and stay on pace.🕰 Monthly 'Office Hours' with expert editors, authors and agents to get answers to your burning questions on writing and getting published.🗓 Weekly Writing Tracker. Set your goals and track your progress week on week.💛 Accountability Pods. Get matched with 2-3 other writers to help you stay on track.📈 Story Grid Books & Resources. Free digital books on story craft by Shawn Coyne: The Story Grid and Story Grid 101🏆 Private Gold 'Expert Hours'. Each month we invite expert editors, agents, publishers, and publicists for insider tips and lectures.🎓 Library of Expert Hour Recordings. Unlimited access to 30+ previous Gold Expert Hours.📖 20%-Off LWS Masterclasses👓 10%-Off Editorial & Mentorship Packages.

More Info on Gold Membership.

Join for 1 month, or as many months as you like. Cancel anytime.

Want to gift an LWS membership to a friend? 🎁 Check out our gifting options.

Prefer a one-off donation instead?

All donations go toward our LWS Scholarship fund.

Can't afford membership? Check out our Scholarship options.

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Weekly Structure, Expert Support & Accountability to finish your writing projects.

Join our LWS Gold Writers Circle.

Applications for APRIL 2023 Gold Writers Circle are OPEN.
Deadline: March 30, 2023.
Limited Spots. Apply today.

❤️ Trusted by thousands of writers.

What might happen when you join the Gold Writers' Circle?

You might...⭐️ Finish writing your novel and get a manuscript request from an agent, like Susannah.⭐️ Start getting paid writing work and launch a newsletter, like Lauren.⭐️ Start, edit and finish your book as a first time author, like Suzie.⭐️ Take a sabbatical from your job to focus on writing, like Lauren.⭐️ Self-publish your book about your family history, like Barrie.⭐️ Be shortlisted for a short story competition, like Carys.⭐️ Be shortlisted for the 3-Day Novel Contest, like Tracy.⭐️ Be shortlisted for the Furby awards, like Marian.⭐️ Land an agent for your novel, like Rachel.What will you do with us?

Susannah's Story

• 00:00 - How Susannah found LWS
• 00:24 - How the LWS community impacted Susannah's writing life
• 01:03 - Why Susannah joined as a Gold Member
• 01:29 - What's happened for her writing since becoming a member
• 02:06 - Susannah's favourite parts of being a member
• 02:30 - What happens in the Monday / Friday Gold Check-Ins
• 04:46 - Advice for anyone considering Gold Writer membership
• 05:56 - Who should become an LWS member

What you'll get as a Gold Writer:

🗓 Weekly Goal & Progress TrackerA digital tool for us to track and celebrate your milestones and progress, week on week.

🌎 Private Global Writing CommunityConnect with fellow writers, share your published work, and make creative friends.

🎓 20%-off LWS MasterclassesLevel-up your writing craft & further your career with our Masterclasses.

Weekly Accountability Check-InsWeekly Accountability Check-ins (Mon & Fri 9am GMT and 9am PT) to help you get unblocked and stay on pace.

🎙 Weekly Live, Virtual Writer InterviewsIntimate interviews with bestselling authors, poets, screenwriters, bloggers & more.

🖥 100+ Interview & Workshop RecordingsUnlimited access to our growing library of interviews and workshops with top writers.

🏆 Monthly "Expert Hours" & "Office Hours"Live Q&As with editors, agents & publishers on the writing craft and career.

🎯 Monthly Goal-Setting WorkshopsClarify your most important writing goals each month and make a plan to stay focused.

📝 10%-off Coaching & Editorial ServicesGet 10%-off all our one-to-one Editorial Services & Coaching Packages.

✨Apply for the LWS Gold Writers Circle ✨

From £59 / Month*

*When booking annually. £79/month when booking month-to-month.

Applications for APRIL 2023
Gold Writers Circle are OPEN.
Apply now. Limited Spots.

Not ready for Gold? Check out our Bronze & Silver Writer Memberships.

100% money back guarantee if you're not satisfied. Cancel at any time.

"Thank you for providing a platform of steadiness in the mornings. It’s helping me find a time to zone in and get my thoughts in order."

"I’m very grateful, this has really helped me keep to a writing schedule. Not sure I’d have achieved so much these past few months without it."

"It’s so good to be writing regularly again - you’ve been instrumental in reviving this in my life! My soul is happy."

LWS Scholarship Fund

Sponsor a Writer

Make a donation to our Help a Writer Out scholarship.Your donation will contribute toward a bursary fund providing LWS Membership to a writer in need.

Check out how much we've raised so far: LWS Scholarship Fund.

Apply for a Scholarship

Are you a writer looking for financial support to join our LWS Memberships?Apply for one of our three scholarships.

Apply for a Scholarship

Are you a writer looking for financial support to join our LWS Memberships?Apply for one of our three scholarships.

Scholarship #1
"Bronze to Silver Upgrade"

For current Bronze Members who'd like to upgrade to Silver.Apply for 3-Months of Bronze to Silver Writer Membership.

Value: £43# of Scholarships awarded: 3
# of Scholarships available: 8

Sponsored by the LWS Community Anthology.

To help support this fund, purchase a copy of the LWS Anthology: Writing In Community.Proceeds from the Anthology are donated to the 'Bronze to Silver Upgrade' Fund.LWS matches all proceeds to this fund.

Scholarship #2
"Silver Writer Scholarship"

Weekly writer interviews & virtual community space.Apply for 3-Months of Silver Writer Membership.

Value: £67# of Scholarships awarded: 14
# of Scholarships available: 8

Sponsored by The Wyrd House.

To help support this fund, please make a donation.LWS matches proceeds to this fund.

Scholarship #3
"Gold Writer Scholarship"

Weekly accountability & expert support.Apply for 3-Months of Gold Writer Membership.

Value: £197# of Scholarships given: 5
# of Scholarships available: 0

Sponsored by The Wyrd House.

To help support this fund, please make a donation.LWS matches proceeds to this fund.


Perfect for the writer in your life.

Two options: Silver or Gold LWS Memberships

"I’m very grateful, this has really helped me keep to a writing schedule. Not sure I’d have achieved so much these past few days without it."

"I never had the focus or confidence to commit to anything serious. LWS is providing me with the platform to push myself."

Gift Option #1

LWS Silver Writer Membership

Interviews + Community + Daily Writing Sprints

Includes:- Monthly Goal Setting workshop + workbook
- Live Salon Interviews with expert writers 2-4x each month
- LWS online community to connect with fellow writers
- Library of writing resources, including 75+ past Salon interviews & workshop recordings
- Unlimited 4x daily Writers' Hour writing sprints

You'll receive a personalised digital gift card via email for you to print or send onward. Silver Membership access begins on date of your choosing.

Gift Option #2

LWS Gold Writer Membership

Interviews + Community + Daily Writing Sprints + Weekly Accountability + Expert Hours

Includes everything in Silver Writer membership plus:- Weekly Accountability Check-Ins (+ Goal Tracker): Monday & Friday group check-ins to help you stay on pace with your writing, plus a digital tool to track your progress.- Weekly Office Hours. Live office hours with an expert editor, agent, publisher, or PR professional each month. Have your questions answered, and when appropriate, get feedback on extracts of work.