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"... a fantastic experience if you are either struggling to write, looking for inspiration, or anxious about becoming a better writer."                                                         Sam Roberts, Virtual Writing Mill, March '21 

Cynan Jones and Vanessa Gebbie offer their considerable experience as tutors and mentors through Writing Mill, providing online and face-to-face writing courses.

Photo credit: Claire McNamee

Writing Mill grew out of an idea sparked in 2018 when we, Vanessa Gebbie and Cynan Jones, tutored together at Arvon’s wonderful Lumb Bank. Two very different writers with differing approaches to writing. But one shared concern for strong, moving, affecting text.

There was such positive response from our students we determined to team up again. One of those students, David Lloyd, helps with our admin, and writes with us.


Since 2019, we have run sell-out residential weekends and, during the pandemic, our first virtual Writing Mill. These were so successful, and so accessible we have decided to work both virtually and face-to-face in future.

The aim of our courses is clear. We provide no-nonsense, empowering support and advice to writers, up-and-coming or established. If that sounds like something you could benefit from, get in touch. We look forward to working with you.

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