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. For more information click here.

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.

As well as teaching writing courses at LFS and City Lit Neil also now runs his own independent writing workshops in the centre of London.

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

2018 courses and workshops

Independent Writing Workshops
Charing Cross Library, 4-6 Charing Cross Rd, WC2H 0HF

These workshops are kept small. Participants typically air their work every two weeks. There is pressure to write and at the same time you get feedback and support. The combination really helps you strengthen your story, develop your plot and get on with your writing.

The workshops are all ongoing so, if there's a free place (see below), it's possible to join mid-term and either pay for 10 sessions and carry on into the following term, or pay for however many sessions remain and attend till the end of term.

The latter is a good way to sample a workshop and see if it suits you and your writing.

Midgrade and YA fiction workshop - Mondays 6 - 8 pm, 10 weeks - one place remaining

The Novel workshop - Wednesdays 2 - 4 pm, 10 weeks - one place remaining

The Screenplay workshop - Thursdays 10.15 - 12.15 am, 10 weeks


London Film School
Longacre, Covent Garden

Inside the Writers' Room: TV Drama Demystified - March
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 - a weekend, March

Writing for Children - Tuesday evenings

Approaching an Agent - Saturday, May

Story Developoment Workshop - Wednesday mornings

Screenwriting stage 1 - Weds evenings

Screenwriting stage 1 - Thurs evenings

All Neil's courses at City Lit