Information for Schools, Clubs and Societies

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I’m happy to give talks to schools, writing societies or other groups.  Please contact me for more details.

Creative Writing

I’m an experienced tutor of creative writing. I can run talks and seminars on all aspects of writing, including:

  • An Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Writing short storiesBL 14
  • Writing novels
  • Writing poetry
  • Writing drama: stage or screen
  • Genre fiction: science fiction, fantasy, crime or horror
  • Editing fiction
  • Finding an agent or publisher

I’ve worked with writers of all levels and abilities, but nervous beginners are my specialty.  Please contact me for more information.


BL 25Private Tuition and Editing

  • Proofreadingchecking grammar, spelling and punctuation – £5.00 per 1,000 words
  • Editingadvice on style, structure and content£7.00 per 1,000 words

I can help you get started with your writing, or help you shape and edit your stories or novels.  I can also check fiction, reports and essays for glitches in grammar, spelling, punctuation and formatting.

Discounts for longer works are available.  Please contact me for further details.


Talks on My Work

  • Cold City: Writing a First Novel

Cathy McSporran Cold City cover large       An informal session on the exhausting, hair-raising and wonderful process of writing your first novel.  I’ll take you from first inspiration to final publication, with examples of what to do – and what not to do – drawn from my own experience of writing Cold City.



  • The Few: the Magical Battle of BritainCathy McSporran Peter O'Rourke The Few -crop

A talk on the true story behind the novel. A brief history of the Battle of Britain, and the magical and occult beliefs held by both sides. How a coven of witches helped to stop Hitler’s invasion in its tracks.

Suitable for adults or school students aged 13+.  If you’d like to see a Powerpoint presentation in advance, please contact me.