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Hi, my name is Ken Preston and I write novels and short stories for a living. I also run workshops in schools and libraries, for both young people and adults.
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At the Olive Academy in South London, an alternative provision school.
I also produce a weekly newsletter, giving writing advice and inspiration, news on upcoming literary competitions, advice on self-publishing, and details of agents and publishers who are open for submissions.
And this information is all free!
Why do I do this?
Well, first of all because I enjoy helping others. Writing fiction is fun and I’ve had the best time in the world since taking my writing seriously. I’ve had so many adventures, been to new places and met new people, all while doing what I love, which is writing.
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At the Read On Conference, Mantova, Italy
And I want to share that excitement and love of what I do with you.
Gillian McAllister, Aaron Wilkes, Ken Preston
After Dinner Speaking at the Soroptomist Annual Literary Dinner, with thriller writer Gillian McAllister and history writer Aaron Wilkes
But secondly, I run plenty of workshops for people like you, looking for inspiration, information, direction and maybe just wanting to connect with others who share your passion. And through this newsletter I can let you know about these workshops.
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Speaking at the launch of the Read On anthology, After Summer and Other Stories
I promise I’m not going to spam you. I will be focusing on sending you important, useful and relevant information and advice. And you can always get in touch with me with your own suggestions about what might be useful for you and others to know about.
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WOULD YOU LIKE WEEKLY WRITING TIPS, PRACTICAL ADVICE AND PUBLISHING INFORMATION DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX?

Hi, my name is Ken Preston and I write novels and short stories for a living. I also run workshops in schools and libraries, for both young people and adults.
oa-academy
At the Olive Academy in South London, an alternative provision school.
I also produce a weekly newsletter, giving writing advice and inspiration, news on upcoming literary competitions, advice on self-publishing, and details of agents and publishers who are open for submissions.
And this information is all free!
Why do I do this?
Well, first of all because I enjoy helping others. Writing fiction is fun and I’ve had the best time in the world since taking my writing seriously. I’ve had so many adventures, been to new places and met new people, all while doing what I love, which is writing.
cross-media
At the Read On Conference, Mantova, Italy
And I want to share that excitement and love of what I do with you.
Gillian McAllister, Aaron Wilkes, Ken Preston
After Dinner Speaking at the Soroptomist Annual Literary Dinner, with thriller writer Gillian McAllister and history writer Aaron Wilkes
But secondly, I run plenty of workshops for people like you, looking for inspiration, information, direction and maybe just wanting to connect with others who share your passion. And through this newsletter I can let you know about these workshops.
nwc2
Speaking at the launch of the Read On anthology, After Summer and Other Stories
I promise I’m not going to spam you. I will be focusing on sending you important, useful and relevant information and advice. And you can always get in touch with me with your own suggestions about what might be useful for you and others to know about.
author-portrait
Sign up now and if you don’t find the newsletter useful or applicable to your situation, you can always unsubscribe.

GET MY WEEKLY WRITING TIPS, PRACTICAL ADVICE AND PUBLISHING INFORMATION DELIVERED STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX

MEET YOUR CREATIVE WRITING TUTOR

KEN PRESTON

Ken Preston specialises in teaching creative writing to small groups. Including writing exercises, feedback, group discussions and advice on publishing, Ken can tailor the creative writing classes from group to group.
Ken has written many novels and short stories. He has written romance for the My Weekly Pocket Novel range, and Young Adult novels about pirates and dinosaurs, but is probably best known for the Joe Coffin series of books, a horror/crime mashup set in Birmingham.
He is also a lead writer, teaching teenagers creative writing with Spark Young Writers, West Midlands Writing. Ken regularly speaks at universities and charity events, and is a member of the National Association of Writers in Education and the Association of Speakers Club.
  • "Exciting beginning to end. Would love to read more adventures with the main characters."

    About: Twenty Seconds To Free Fall Amazon Review
  • "Wonderful stuff! Like 'Tales of the Unexpected' meets 'Psychoville' meets 'The Twilight Zone' meets 'The Walking Dead'. A great collection of unusual and terrible tales."

    About: Population:DEAD! Dan - Amazon Review
  • "Joe Coffin Season One drew me in from the very first page, and didn't let up until the end."

    Horrormeister Amazon Review
  • "This book is awesome!"

    About: The Devil and Edward Teach Amazon Review
  • "Indiana Jones plays Sherlock Holmes, while chasing Jack the Ripper through Oliver Twist's London, with just a bit of horror thrown in for good measure."

    About: Caxton Tempest at the End of the World P Driver - Amazon review
  • ". . . delivers gore, scares, pathos, and even some laughs in a bloody bundle that is much greater than the sum of its parts."

    About: Joe Coffin David Dubrow - Gingernuts of Horror
  • "The Devil and Edward Teach is pure escapism, and a great read."

    Fox Amazon Review
  • ". . . an enjoyable romp through a UK-noir tinged supernatural horror tale, featuring some stock characters given fresh breath and life by some genuinely skilful and assured writing."

    About: Joe Coffin Kit Power - Confessions of a Reviewer
  • I have enjoyed creative writing this year a lot and wish I could do it for longer because you put a lot of effort into organising our club and always listen if we ask to do specific writing. We play games as well and at the end of the night if we have time we will read out our writing which I love doing. At the end of the year we publish a book which has your own stories in. I love writing club and hope that others give it a go.

    Hannah
  • Both Milo and Matilda have thoroughly enjoyed creative writing this term. Matilda has said that she feels it has helped her with her SATs this year, and helped improve her vocabulary and spelling. Milo loves anything that allows his imagination to run riot!

    Gemma
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