Tutor Reviews


Here's what our students say about Starting The Novel:


'Louise's course gave me not only the tools to start my novel, but the confidence to keep with it and finish it after the course was complete. Her teaching style is engaging, smart, and funny which creates a real sense of community amongst you and your peers which is no easy feat on Zoom. After being disappointed by many online courses during the pandemic on alternative platforms, I'm happy to say that "Starting Your Novel" was by far my favourite in terms of investment and experience. Just take it!' --Sarah 


'Louise's writing course has provided a brilliant escape during lockdown. The group discussions have shaped my story and I have established a daily writing routine. I've gone from complete beginner to a plot, structure, characters and 10 thousand words in just 10 weeks.' --Geri


'Thanks so much for a really enjoyable course. It's been so fun working with you and the group, hearing each other's ideas and sharing feedback. Over the ten weeks I've moved my idea along so much. The course has really helped me to develop it, take it more seriously and to enjoy spending time on it. Your insights and support, as well as those from the group, have been amazing.' --Ben


'As a complete beginner I started the course with only a vague idea of a novel and have left with a plan of action and made a start on my novel. The group worked really well together and it was inspirational hearing everyone's stories. The weekly two-hour sessions went so quickly and after each one I felt I had learned more skills to help me on my way! Louise is extremely knowledgeable and an excellent teacher with a magical mix of facts and fun and made us all feel inspired with our stories. I can't wait to do another course with her and my group if possible as we all bonded so well.’ --Demelza


'I love learning new things so when I saw that Ink@84 was doing a writers' course I signed up immediately to be part of a group of people on the same mission. Louise...led the sessions with ease. She listened and took notes when the group shared their stories and questions, she always came with advice, sharing her own experience and insight from other sources and writers. Every week we went through different parts of building a manuscript. The group was just the right size so we could all take part, get to know each other a little bit better and get to discuss our ideas. A writers’ group really makes the writing flow!' --Cecilie

Here's what previous students have said about her course:

The Sessions have been fantastic so far. I am really enjoying the balance in class between learning directly from Louise, working individually and group discussion.  

--Julian, Goldsmiths student 

Really enjoyed the class and feel I have developed a great deal as a writer. -- CW

Louise is an amazing tutor and the class exceeded my expectations.  -- RS


Loved it! Best writing class I've done.  -- MM


Louise is an excellent tutor and the class was very well organised and delivered.  -- BT




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