Mentoring and Other Services
Neil offers a range of one-to-one services - manuscript reports, script reports, script development and general mentoring with your writing project. Find out more.

Writing Courses and Workshops
In addition to teaching on the Screenwriting and Filmmaking MAs at London Film School, Neil gives visiting lectures and workshops on writing fiction and screenwriting at universities and other institutions in the UK and abroad.

Neil teaches writing courses at LFS and City Lit and now also runs his own independent writing workshops.

At City Lit, class sizes are capped at over 20 students, but this is too large a group for everyone to regularly air their writing and get feedback from other participants and the tutor. So, by popular demand, Neil's independent writing workshops, held in the centre of London, are arranged so that particpants get group and tutor feedback every second week.

Click on the highlighted course titles below for more information or to enrol.

2018 courses and workshops

Independent Writing Workshops
Charing Cross Library

These workshops, in the heart of London's West End, are kept small so that even with a full group, participants get to air their work at least every second week. You get feedback and support and there is steady pressure to write, revise, etc. This combination really helps you strengthen your story, develop your plot and make progress with your writing.

Summer term is 10 weeks.

Midgrade and YA fiction - Mondays 6 - 8 pm - starts May 14th

Fiction - Wednesdays 2 - 4 pm - starts May 9th

Screenwriting - Thursdays 10.15 - 12.15 - starts May 10th


London Film School
Longacre, Covent Garden

Package Pilot and Pitch: Writing TV Drama
Develop team-writing and storylining skills crucial to working in contemporary TV drama.

Inside the Writers' Room: TV Drama Demystified
Develop team-writing and storylining skills crucial to working in contemporary TV drama.

City Lit
Keeley Street, Covent Garden

Introduction to Writing Young Adult Fiction - weekend in March

Writing for Children Workshop - Tuesday mornings

Writing for Children - Tuesday evenings

Approaching an Agent - Saturday, May

Story Developoment Workshop - Wednesday mornings

Screenwriting stage 1 - Thurs evenings

All Neil's courses at City Lit