Prioritise Your Writing

Prioritise Your Writing with Alison Chandler

To produce a full manuscript – whether it’s a novel or novella, a memoir, biography or a collection of stories – you need a love of writing, a willingness to grow as a writer and a lot of hard work. Practicing all three in the company of an encouraging, supportive group makes the whole experience a lot more productive and a lot more fun!

Our classes are small and each session is bespoke, tailored to participants’ specific goals. We workshop our words, learning as much from our close reading of others as we do from receiving feedback ourselves, and discuss all aspects of writing craft.

If you’re ready to take a leap forward with your project in great company, we’d love to hear from you. And if you’re a regular, you know you’re always welcome back to take your work to the next stage.

Read an account of how this course helped one (now published!) author here:


The course gave me the motivation I needed and when the sessions ended I kept the momentum going. I signed a book deal shortly afterwards. A huge thank you for helping me on my journey to become a published author.


Prioritise Your Writing


This was exactly the course I needed to keep going with my novel. It provided a sense of urgency and focus for my writing practice, as well as a feeling of camaraderie and accountability from the other writers on the course.


Prioritise Your Writing

Our tutor Alison says...

I love bearing witness to just how much can be achieved when you allow yourself to put your writing first, in the company of others rising to the same challenge. The sense of solidarity is just wonderful.


Cost £140

Summer One: Mornings

  • Wednesdays 10.30am-1pm
  • April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25

Summer Two: Mornings

  • Wednesdays 10.30am-1pm
  • June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20

Autumn One: Mornings

  • Wednesdays 10.30am-1pm
  • Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19

Autumn Two: Mornings

  • Wednesdays 10.30am-1pm
  • Nov 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14

Alison Chandler

Alison has been working with creative writers since 2010. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck and a Level 3 Award in Education and Training from WM College in Camden, and believes passionately that everyone should have access to lifelong learning. Alison arrived at Writing Room working on her own creative development as a poetry student in 2014 and immediately felt she’d come home. She designed and developed our Prioritise Your Writing and Introduction to Creative Writing courses to support writers at all stages of their own creative journey. Alison has published poems, short stories and creative non-fiction, and that novel project will eventually see the light of day too! She lives in Kentish Town with her two nearly grown up boys and a grumpy cat. In her spare time you’ll find her back home in South Wales, walking the Gower and Pembrokeshire coast paths and trying to write how that feels.

Writing Room is a registered Community Interest Company: a non-profit arts organisation committed to serving the interests of our diverse community of creative writers.

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