The Writers Clinic: March Introductory Session

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The Writers Clinic
Mon 15Mar
Virtual Event

An Introductory Drop-In Session

Facilitator: Tessa Harris

Event time: Mon 15th Mar 2021 at 7:00pm - Mon 15th Mar 2021 at 8:30pm

A writer’s life can be a lonely one. Yet, over the course of the year, we’ll be running a creative on-line community ‘clinic’ each month.


For this first clinic, we are offering an introductory session for those not quite sure yet if they want to sign up for the rest of the year.  The cost of this session will be deducted from the full membership if you decide to join the group.  Membership £205 / with Support Hawkwood donation £255


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Welcome to The Writers Clinic

Here, you’ll be able to bring your writing woes and, with expert help and support, learn how to overcome the various difficulties all writers face.

Topics covered will range from plotting to editing. So, if you feel you’re writing suffers from lack-lustre prose, stiff dialogue or queasy characters, the help and support the clinic dispenses could be just what the literary doctor ordered!

At a glance

  • Exercises to focus on your problem areas
  • Find solutions to common writers’ challenges
  • Read your own work and critique others

What participants will gain

  • Opportunities to talk through your queries and experiences with other writers
  • Discover a unique insight into the business of writing
  • Unlock your own creativity

The Writers Clinic Membership

Ideal for first, or fifth time novelists, we invite you to join The Writers Clinic Membership. By becoming a member, you are welcome to drop in to any of the sessions ran by expert writer, Tessa Harris, throughout the whole year. You will also have her personal contact, enabling you to have not only peer support, but also professional support from a much celebrated, award winning novelist.

We aim to cultivate a creative community.  All writers, including those with intermediate experience, are welcome.

Time & Dates

The Clinic will run on Monday’s at 7:00-8:30pm. To convert to any other time zones please click here.

  • 15th March
  • 19th April
  • 17th May
  • 21st June
  • 19th July
  • 16th August
  • 20th September
  • 18th October
  • 15th November
  • 20th December

Practical Information

The Writers Clinic will be held in real time with the tutor via the Zoom platform. Sign up to this platform is free. You will need a laptop, computer, tablet or a smartphone – with an in-built camera and microphone – and a reliable internet connection. We will provide more information and joining instructions in advance of the first session.

Recordings will be available for 30 days after course close as a way to support all participants in receiving the information.

Thank you for joining The Writers Clinic as a drop-in writer. You are warmly welcomed. Bookings close at 4pm the day before the clinic.

Tessa Harris Copyright Maureen McLean 2011

Tessa Harris

Tessa Harris is the author of nine published historical novels. Her debut, The Anatomist’s Apprentice, won the Romantic Times First Best Mystery Award 2012 in the US. She holds an MA in History from Oxford University and is also a journalist, playwright and screenwriter.

She has many years’ experience of researching and writing history, then translating it into fiction. Her nine historical novels to date have attracted a wide readership in America, where her publisher is based. She is also a qualified journalist and has written hundreds of articles for national magazines and newspapers. Her lively talks on medical mayhem in the 18th century and on Victorian crime have been heard by audiences the length and breadth of the country.

(© Image by Maureen McLean 2011)

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