teaching, mentoring 

& reader's reports

A highly experienced, award-winning teacher of Creative Writing, Clare Allan taught for almost a decade on City, University of London's famous MA in Novel Writing. Through a mixture of her hugely popular Creative Writing workshops, and one-to-one mentoring, she coached dozens of students through to completion of their novels, helping City's Novel Writing MA to achieve the highest publication rate of any Creative Writing course in the UK. In 2020, she and Jonathan Myerson (her colleague for many years at CityNovel) established Finish Your Novel, a one-to-one mentoring service guiding writers from first idea to finished manuscript.

We also provide reader's reports for Writers, Agents and Editors. Reports are tailored to the needs of the individual, and can range from a short summary and overview to a detailed editorial report running to several thousand words.