Shelley Weiner is an acclaimed novelist, short-story writer and journalist who has, over the years, established a reputation as an inspirational creative writing tutor and nurturer of new talent. more
Shelley’s novels include the critically-acclaimed A Sisters’ Tale, The Last Honeymoon, The Joker and Arnost. Her latest novel is The Audacious Mendacity of Lily Green. more
She offers workshops, courses and individual mentoring to writers that range from tentative new novelists to experienced old-timers seeking inspiration and a firm guiding hand. Many of her former students are now published authors. more
LATEST NEWS …
EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT WRITING A NOVELLA. Shelley will lead a masterclass with a difference in May, when she gathers with a small group of writers and readers for a practical exploration of the novella form. She will focus on three novellas published by the award-winning Peirene Press. This weekend (18-19 May) in Highgate, North London, will inspire and challenge. For more information, click here.
Earlier this year Shelley conducted two successful Guardian Masterclasses on Writing your first novel. She was also among the leading writers and editors chosen to offer expert advice on How To Write Your Novel: The Art of Fiction, a Guardian Masterclass weekend attended by 100 new writers. She delivered a workshop on ‘Finding the Plot’ for the 2012 Cheltenham Literary Festival.
Do you have a burning literary dilemma? Shelley has the wit and experience to deal with all writing-related issues, from the momentous to the trivial. In her new position as the Peirene Agony Aunt, she will respond promptly, frankly and with compassionate good humour. See the current Q & A on the Peirene Facebook Page and also on Shelley’s blog.