Classes and Workshops by Jan Moran Neil

I've been teaching Creative Writing to adults since 1988, founding Creative Ink for Writers in 2000 in the relaxing environment of the Fitzwilliams Centre, Beaconsfield. Writers who have workshopped their words in classes have won or been placed in national and local competitions. Many writers have gone on to publish their novels, plays, re-creative fiction, collections of poetry and short stories with mainstream and independent publishers and some have gained representation with leading and boutique literary agents. (Jan is a scout for two leading London literary agents.) But other writers have decided to self-publish their words or simply enjoy writing them. Please contact Jan if you would like her to run a day, weekend or evening workshop for you. The fee is negotiable.

I source writers and have sub-edited for the glossy magazine Chic Chat and Chiltern Living whilst contributing scores of features to Writing Magazine for whom I have been a home tutor since 2007. Other magazines: Mother, Reader's Digest, Company, School Leaver, Limited Edition, Online Scenic South. My interview features include those with Anita Dobson, James Corden and the Holby City producer Tony McHale. I've also lectured aboard Thomsons' and Cruise & Maritime' cruise liners and was a founder member and editor of Rhyme & Reason which has raised over £60,000 for the Iain Rennie Hospice at Home.

I divide my time between UK and Cape Town, South Africa where I regularly lecture at Milnerton for West Coast Writers and Fish Hoek Scribblers and at present am working with young people at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Centre helping them to express themselves in a creative and promotional way.

In 2008, I was awarded the 'Going the Extra Mile' award for lecturing by Buckinghamshire Adult Learning. CRB checked.

Please see my publications. I'm originally from a theatre stable so as well as novels and a collection of poetry and short stories which have won or been placed in national competitions, I have written plays and had them performed on the London Fringe.


Please contact Jan for more information.

Course/Workshop Reservation and Information

Creative Ink for Young Writers. Children and teenagers catered for. One to one consultations for children and adults including GCSE and 'A' level English and Drama tutorials.
Gift Vouchers are available for Classes, Consultation and Critique.

Jan regularly runs writing workshops in Cape Town: Milnerton, Fish Hoek, South Africa.

Private assessment, editorial work on novels and non-fiction, poetry, short stories, articles and consultations by arrangement.

Available for workshops - please enquire for rates.

Please contact me for updated information on courses and workshops to be held throughout the year.

Gavin Extence - author of The Universe versus Alex Woods was a visiting speaker. Waterstones' 11 Literary Prize, Richard and Judy summer read and runner up Desmond Elliott Debut Novel Award. Film options have now been taken up on his novel.