Do you write short stories? Are you struggling to finish a novel? Would you like to write your life story? Help is at hand!

In addition to being a critically-acclaimed writer of novels, short stories and memoir, Charlie teaches Creative Writing. He is particularly interested in the development of your voice, the structure of your work, and the effectiveness and poetry of your sentences. He will also happily edit your short story, novel or memoir. 

Prices are negotiable – if you’d like to talk about any of the above, please drop him a line. 

Charlie Hill - Teaching

Charlie has a wide variety of teaching experience. In 2022 he delivered a Masterclass in Experimental Writing for Arvon.  He has hosted workshops on Putting Poetry into your Prose, Memoir Writing, and Writing Satire for The Birmingham Literature Festival, Writing West Midlands and Milton Keynes LitFest. He has taught with Ruby Cowling on the short story at the Saboteur Awards and as a Visiting Lecturer at universities including Birmingham and Nottingham. He has also been a regular reader for The Literary Consultancy.

Charlie is always looking for new approaches to teaching. Since 2022 he has taught academic writing as a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, and while there are few obvious parallels between academic and creative writing, he has been excited to discover that strategies related to the structure and focus of the former can be successfully applied to your creative practice. 

What they say...

‘Incredibly useful, honest and approachable.’
Dr Dan Vyleta, University of Birmingham, (On short story seminar)

'…informative, realistic, and importantly, engaging. I would recommend their session.' 
Dr Lila Matsumoto, University of Nottingham (On short story seminar)

‘It was really useful - the content was really interesting and gave me a lot of food for thought. I thought the writing examples used to illustrate the technical aspects being taught were great. There was a lot of content for the 2 hours.’

‘Can you please let Charlie know that his class was absolutely amazing. There was so much he gave in the short amount of time.’ (From participants in Putting Poetry into your Prose)

‘This was fantastic. I used all my confidence to attend and thank you so much. I hope that you will be doing more classes.’

‘Thank you! Such an inspiring masterclass!’ 
(From participants in Arvon Masterclass in Experimental Writing)