Masterclass: 6 months of workshops and one-to-one

Get one-to-one advice and work on your book under the guidance of an agent

Most writers need help somewhere on their journey. In this masterclass series you will get help to evaluate your book, to revise and edit with confidence, to keep going, and to start the pitching process.

These intimate sessions are a mix of one-to-one advice, masterclass and taking action on that advice that will move you on from whatever stage you are now, to get your book written faster and with confidence. You’ll also be set homework and will have a Skype session with Jacq each month. 

If you’re started your novel and are ready to redraft, make your work commercial, think about your book proposal and synopsis you can do that here. Jacq will read a sample of your writing plus your synopis or outline in advance ready to advise you as you improve your proposal and writing.

What you get: One-to-one advice as you plot, plan and write. If you want to bounce an idea off the group, there are 4 other writers in the group.

Who is it for: Writers who are nearing a minimum of a first draft of their novel.

What you need to do: Email with a synopsis of your book and she will arrange for you to speak with Jacq.

Led by London Writers’ Club co-founder and Literary Agent, Jacq Burns who was commissioning editor at Random House and editorial director at Harper Collins. Full biog here.

Whether you are on your first or fifth book, we check your progress and show you how to move your book on to the next level.

‘You can save valuable time and money with Jacq’s advice; it’s worth its weight in gold at any stage of your book.’

‘I forgot all my fears and wrote 3,000 words without stopping!’

New masterclass series begins September 2017. Register your interest with now.

Happy authors have said:

‘The direction in your feedback was the crucial ingredient in propelling me to a place where I could actually finish the story.’  Sharon Lewis  I went on to secure a two book deal with Penguin/Random House, my first novel is Don’t Stand so Close.

‘I arrived with just a few book ideas, months later I had a book deal with a major publisher.’  John Williams, author of Screw Work, Let’s Play.  I’m now represented by Jacq’s agency and published by Pearson.

Jacq gave me the focus, the motivation and the expertise to complete the job. With her help you increase your chances of winning ten-fold. I was delighted to earn over £20,000 from my book before it was launched!’ Tom Isaacs.  Jacq advised me through writing and self-publishing my book for my charity,  Shake Well Before Use

* For a taste of what to expect see Jacq’s book, Write a Bestseller 

* Prefer to get help via skype or one-to-one?  Email: laura@