My writing novels and stories classes are suitable for anyone with an interest in creative writing. I aim to create a relaxed, sociable environment where students can have fun and make progress with their writing at the same time. 


'I found your classes stimulating, useful, fun, helpful, well-directed and very inclusive of all members of the group. I learnt so much about the craft of writing. Your classes go at a cracking pace which is great - no time to get bored! I had to drive in from Dartmoor to Exeter through the winter for your course and it always felt worth it.' Andrew Burton, student 

'Maria's teaching style is fun and relaxed with an emphasis on actually writing rather than over-styling and editing. Reading work aloud was not, as with some other classes I'd attended a tense 'once-a-term' nightmare but a regular, relaxed part of the class. The group was supportive and constructive and I never felt bad for not turning out Shakespeare. This was great preparation for going on to the Creative Writing MA class at the University of East Anglia.'