Through my one-to-one writing coaching sessions I can help you:
- Overcome any blocks or fears regarding your writing
- Find your unique voice
- Create compelling characters and page-turning plots
- Turn empowering messages and inspirational life experiences into non-fiction books
- Brainstorm ideas for blog posts, web content and articles
- Pitch to publishers and literary agents
How does it work?
My coaching sessions can be face to face in Brighton or Lewes … or anywhere else in the world via Skype.
How much does it cost?
The prices for my writing coaching sessions are as follows…
90 minute coaching session: £50
90 minute coaching session PLUS editorial feedback on up to 5,000 words of writing: £100
Monthly Mentoring*: Two 90 minute coaching sessions PLUS feedback on up to 10,000 words: £200 per month
(*My monthly mentoring package is great for anyone who works best to a deadline and would benefit from ongoing support, advice and encouragement while writing.)
Praise from clients
‘Siobhan brings out the best in her clients. She is always honest, good humoured and manages to fill us with hope and the desire to do better. She’s a gentle and inspiring guide. I went to Siobhan when I was pretty much down and out in writing terms. We talked, I cried a bit and laughed a lot and having listened to her wise words came away enthused to start afresh. I did, and my new attitude has brought good luck and success – and my sessions with Siobhan were the launchpad.’ Anna May Mangan, best-selling author of Me and Mine, and radio and TV broadcaster
‘Siobhan effortlessly guided me through the whole process of writing my first book, ‘The Rule-Breaker’s Guide to Social Media’, while fuelling me on biscuits, tea and laughter. I’m so proud of what we have achieved and there is no way I would have had the confidence to create this book without her. I have already started planning Book 2 to get the partnership back together! Brilliant!’ Damian Keyes, founder of BIMM (British and Irish Modern Music Institute) and DK Music Management
‘Siobhan is great. I worked with her on my first book, Liquid Millionaire and I was so impressed with her attitude and expertise that she had to be my number one choice for my second book, How to Make Money in ISAs and SIPPS. I strongly recommend her and endorse her whole-heartedly.’ Stephen Sutherland, Chief Investment Strategist, ISACO
‘Siobhan Curham is a plot alchemist! Her honest, insightful and supportive feedback has shown me how I might transform my thin story into a coherent, fully developed plot. She is completely on your side and wants you to succeed. I feel hopeful for the first time in a long time that I can stop revising the same few paragraphs repeatedly and start writing again. I have no hesitation in recommending Siobhan.’Lisa Berry
‘Siobhan is a caring, intuitive and professional writing coach. She has helped me reach the stage where I am poised to submit to publishers. I never would have got this far without her special gifts. I would certainly recommend aspiring writers to seek out Siobhan to find an endless source of inspirational guidance.’ Patricia Jacobs
‘If you are thinking of taking a one to one session with Siobhan – do it! After two hours of mentoring on my novel I finally see how it can work as a finished piece. I am actually starting to believe one day it may even get published. Siobhan, you’re a diamond!’ Michelle Porter
I’m an award-winning author of twenty-five books for adults, young adults and children, fiction and non-fiction. I’ve also been an editorial consultant / celebrity ghost-writer for nine years and I’ve worked with some of the biggest publishing houses in the business, including Hodder & Stougton, Random House, Penguin, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Usborne, Egmont, Walker Books and Faber & Faber. Find out more about me here.
Praise from publishers
‘Siobhan is one of the most gifted writers I have worked with in the last fifteen years. Subtleties of character, tone and plotting seem to come easily to her. She can turn her hand to writing for the very young right up to young adult, and in each case with real talent. She is unusually versatile and adept. And what’s more, she is a joy to work with – a true professional.’ Leah Thaxton, Publisher, Faber & Faber
‘Siobhan Curham not only knows how to craft a terrific story, but she writes with wit and intelligence, creating characters you believe in and who live on long after the last page is turned. Siobhan handles difficult issues sensitively yet energetically. Her writing is upbeat, life-affirming and full of that rare and wonderful ingredient: heart.’ Mara Bergman, Senior Commissioning Editor, Walker Books
‘It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Siobhan on a fiction series for 9+ readers. Her creativity and enthusiasm have been invaluable at every stage of the books’ journey – from plotting the stories to coming up with engaging end matter – and made this project such a positive experience.’ Lucy Rogers, Commissioning Editor, Scholastic
‘I have worked closely with Siobhan for several years and on many different projects. We’ve brainstormed the very loosest of ideas then worked together to create and shape, develop and produce high-quality fiction series for children, so I’ve seen Siobhan at every stage of the creative process. She is one of the very best. She’s always bubbling with rich ideas of her own, yet remains wonderfully responsive to those of others: she’s a thoughtful and considerate listener, an intuitive enabler and encourager, with a gift for finding the heart and soul of a story and bringing it to vibrant life, usually through richly imagined characters, and a distinctive voice and telling detail. Touches more magical than just the words – of which she is both master – and mistress.’ Reg Wright, Director, Hothouse Fiction
‘Having worked with Siobhan in various capacities, I can vouch for her expertise. As her editor, I’ve seen how her own writing leaps from the page and touches her readers. And in her work as an editorial consultant, creating, shaping and developing concepts, and working with other writers, she’s an absolute pro. Creative, insightful, reliable and fun – what more could you ask for?’ Ali Dougal,Editorial Director, Egmont UK
‘Working with Siobhan on the Harry Hammer series has been an absolute pleasure. Her speedy turnaround times, collaborative approach and formidable creativity have led to a full-of-fun series of which we can all be proud.’ Katie Cotton, Templar Publishing