Fiction Mentoring

with Katri Skala

Katri is an experienced writing coach who works with writers of fiction, drama and creative non-fiction. Whether you are a beginner finding your voice or a more experienced writer facing questions about motivation, craft and form, Katri’s focus is firmly on helping you to find clarity and progress with your writing project.

Katri’s sessions follow a coaching approach by asking you about your goals and following your lead according to the criteria you set: through a series of questions and suggestions, you will develop a conversation about your project and address the issues that are the most pressing.

For each session, you can send Katri up to 5,000 words, one week before you meet. Then during the one-hour session, Katri will give you feedback on your writing and discuss where you are with your work and where you want to be.

“What I particularly appreciate about Katri is her creative and intuitive approach, her sensitivity and her ability to ‘hold the space’.” – KT

One hour slots available to book online – £55 each.

Book three sessions with Katri together to receive a 10% discount – discount will be automatically added to your basket or call 01603 877177 to arrange.

Please note: Mentoring sessions are currently taking place on Skype only (no face-to-face sessions). Any work submitted must be done so digitally – hard copies by post cannot be accepted.

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What others say

“I have found Katri’s input through our mentoring sessions absolutely invaluable. Katri has a thorough knowledge of the arts sector. Her feedback is intelligent, sensitive and clear. She is an un-obtrusive and sympathetic listener, has the ability to cut through to the nub of an issue and set practical and achievable targets. I wish I’d come across her earlier in my career.” -IB, Business Director, Art & Poetry Publisher

“Katri is a kind of intellectual acupuncturist, helping me identify my writerly weak spots and my fears, keeping the pressure on any ‘blocks’ to help me mend and change; our regular ‘tune-ups’ guarantee that I don’t lapse into procrastination and self-doubt. More energy, more focus, more output – what more can a writer wish for?” – EH, Novelist, Scriptwriter and Creative-Non Fiction

About Katri

Katri SkalaBorn in France of an American mother and a Viennese father, Katri Skala has lived in the United States and across Europe. She has worked as a senior arts administrator, script editor, and literary editor in the field of new writing in Britain and the US for a range of organisations that include Channel Four, BBC, the Manhattan Theatre Club, the Arvon Foundation, the University of East Anglia, and Writers’ Centre Norwich (now the National Centre for Writing). She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in literature and journalism from Vassar (in the US), Cardiff and the University of East Anglia. She has had published short stories and magazine features. A Perfect Mother is her first novel. She works as a mentor to writers in all genres and at all stages of their writing life. Website