YOUR COMMENTS

A thoroughly enlightening week! Tons of expert advice, presented in an encouraging manner. It gave me a new confidence in my abilities as a writer and ideas for possible future short stories – and maybe that first novel!   Small group meant it was very friendly and personal and there was ample time for everyone to discuss their work and / or progress.
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Jane Shotliff
Journalist
As a complete novice I found this creative writing course enjoyable, informative and inspiring. I would recommend it to new and advanced writers looking for a refresh. When face to face groups are not possible, this online course was ideal, accessible and professional. I feel equipped and motivated to begin that book that has been waiting to emerge for a very long time.
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Anon
This is the second course/group I have attended and the first online. I have enjoyed both of them for different reasons and the online course suited my needs perfectly.  The course was encouraging, enjoyable and enabling. 
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Linda Leonard
Chief Executive at Sevenoaks Area Mind
Miles Allen Author - Testimonial
We met Miles when he gave a talk at the Bexley Literary Festival and decided to ask him for assistance in producing a smaller paperback version of ‘Revenge’, the book we had published on Amazon. Miles advised us on all sides of the process, from how to get an ISBN number to how to improve the cover, and suggested we change the title to ‘Revenge: Blood Runs Deep’ in order to make it easier to find on the web. It has been of enormous benefit to have someone who has been through the process and succeeded, to guide us each step of the way. Thank you so much, Miles. 
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Elizabeth and Linda Mitchell
Authors

COmpany

It was a great day. Miles made it fun, interesting, surprising. He really makes you dig deep. He gives you the tools to create a great Bio and shows you how to find and use the content. I will never look at myself in the same light ever again.”

COmpany

A really interesting and informative course – has made me look at my life and my practice in a completely different new way

COmpany

You were terrific with your critiques, you write in the most positive + encouraging way. 
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Linda Leonard
Organiser of writing retreats in Lanzarote

COmpany

It was great having Miles teaching to us today. It’s given me some fantastic things to think about – a very inspiring speaker, thank you for a brilliant session. I cannot wait to start “Walkers of Legend”! 
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Emily Dorsett-Beard
Project Administrator
The presentation was great! Very enlightening! Would of liked to win the competition! looks like I’m going to have to buy “the walkers of legend” 
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Jeffrey NTI
Student

Company

North Kent’s Professional Writing course had the pleasure of having Miles talk to us of his experience with publishing today. As a fantasy novelist and aspiring author, I can definitely say that it was an incredibly helpful day. Miles is a friendly, laid back guy who got a lot of information in during a small time. He informed us that his publishing lecture is normally a two day thing, yet he managed to cover everything very well in half that time. I had a great day, took a lot on board, and have a lot to think about. 
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Kitty Turner
Student

Company

Miles came to our college today to give us a presentation on being self published. It was a two day course that he somehow managed to squeeze into one day, and kept all the major information we needed! He was extremely interesting to listen to, and I feel like I came away from today knowing so much more than before. I feel like there are so many more doors open to me now as a writer, and that Miles gave us the best advice and tips he could! Would definitely recommend his course for other wannabe writers. Thanks again for such a fun and interesting day! 
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Shen
Student

Company

Just had Miles in our class to teach us all about the amazing facts and benefits to self publishing. It’s not easy, but he really made it seem like a viable option, and showed great passion doing so. I really appreciated all the advice, he was great fun to listen to, and very approachable. Definitely the person to come to for assistance on how to become a successful author. 
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Jake
Student

Company

You have been the height of patience with me in getting my book written, edited and published. Much appreciated!” 
Rosemary Williams- Author
Rosemary Williams
Author of Prep that Fish book series

Company

My children’s book ‘Tale of Two Dogs’ was published by REDBAK Publishing at the beginning of June this year. I would very much like to thank Miles Allen for the excellent job he did on editing and formatting, even the way he blended the black and white illustrations into the writing to create a flowing read. Nothing was too much trouble for him and he did everything possible to find out exactly what I wanted the book to be – and why. From the very beginning last year Miles asked perhaps the most important question of all to any would-be writer; ‘Why do you want to do the book and what do you want do with it when it’s published?’ Writing a book is a journey and over the months between then and now, with his open, honest and candid help, I managed to fully understand and answer that question and successfully make many other important decisions. I thoroughly recommend Miles and I am very pleased with my book. 
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Maggie Loxton
Artist

Company

Feedback from University courses:

Well structured and the pace was good. Miles presents well and keeps the audience interested by using humour and anecdotes at the right time.


Miles was approachable, knowledgeable and genuine.

Was good –great even.

Would like further writing courses with Miles.


A very comprehensive and informative course.


More from this tutor please – very stimulating + well-planned. Good value. Thank you.


Learned a lot of new things. It was great!


Excellent. He set everything out very clearly.

So much work & preparation had gone into this day & I really enjoyed the fruits of Miles’ labour

There was loads of info – at times it felt overwhelming – but Miles kept bringing it back into the realms of possibility and reality, which was great.


Very good course – well presented.

Just what I wanted. Wouldn’t mind follow-up or a practical session re Kindle and /or facebook.


Many of my questions have been answered. I understand more of what I am trying to do.


Probably the most honest, candid and comprehensive course I’ve attended on this subject.


It was a brilliant day, and I am all fired up. Thanks very much for this.


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Various
Attendees

COmpany

Company

I started to work with Miles in January 2013- What a pleasure it continues to be as I work to publish my first book of short stories Tales from Turkey later this year- Miles has made it a reality and for the first time in twelve years I know it is going to come to fruition. His attention to detail and positive comments are appreciated. Long may we work together Miles and more testimonials to follow. 
Miriam McGuirk
Miriam McGuirk
Author

Company

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    I started to work with Miles in January 2013- What a pleasure it continues to be as I work to publish my first book of short stories Tales from Turkey later this year- Miles has made it a reality and for the first time in twelve years I know it is going to come to fruition. His attention to detail and positive comments are appreciated. Long may we work together Miles and more testimonials to follow.

    Best Wishes, Miriam

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    Hi there,
    About to read book 1 for the second time .. Searching the net for when book 2 will be out?? To no avail.
    Thanks for your time,
    Kerryn

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      Hi Kerryn, thanks for posting. Book two has just completed it’s second draft after a major rewrite which is why it has taken so long. I’m not a full-time writer and also this adds to the timescale, although book two has taken far longer than I wanted for each book in the series. At present I’m banking on early to middle next year if all goes well with the next edit. The good news is that I’m already writing parts of book three necessary to finish book two, so the next one won’t take as long.

      Thanks again for reading book one again, I hope you enjoy it as much the second time around 🙂

      Best Wishes, Miles

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    Dear Miles,

    I’ve booked your booklet/email course at Canterbury but really wanted the Sell Thousands of Books course, but that’s not till next May. Do you give the course anywhere else? Sooner? April brought your work to my attention. Regards, Denise

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    Just had Miles in our class to teach us all about the amazing facts and benefits to self publishing. It’s not easy, but he really made it seem like a viable option, and showed great passion doing so.
    I really appreciated all the advice, he was great fun to listen to, and very approachable. Definitely the person to come to for assistance on how to become a successful author.

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    Miles came to our college today to give us a presentation on being self published. It was a two day course that he somehow managed to squeeze into one day, and kept all the major information we needed! He was extremely interesting to listen to, and I feel like I came away from today knowing so much more than before. I feel like there are so many more doors open to me now as a writer, and that Miles gave us the best advice and tips he could!
    Would definitely recommend his course for other wannabe writers.
    Thanks again for such a fun and interesting day!

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      Thank you, Shen. I packed a lot in and you absorbed it all! I’m delighted to have opened doors. I love seeing the light in young aspiring writer’s eyes as they see the possibilities ahead.

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    North Kent’s Professional Writing course had the pleasure of having Miles talk to us of his experience with publishing today.
    As a fantasy novelist and aspiring author, I can definitely say that it was an incredibly helpful day. Miles is a friendly, laid back guy who got a lot of information in during a small time. He informed us that his publishing lecture is normally a two day thing, yet he managed to cover everything very well in half that time.
    I had a great day, took a lot on board, and have a lot to think about.

    Thank you Miles!

    Kitty

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    The presentation was great! Very enlightening! Would of liked to win the competition! looks like I’m going to have to buy “the walkers of legend”

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    Emily Dorsett Beard

    It was great having Miles teaching to us today. It’s given me some fantastic things to think about – a very inspiring speaker, thank you for a brilliant session. I cannot wait to start “Walkers of Legend”!

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      It was a pleasure teaching you guys, Emily; even a breakdown in the projector and change to a small, stuffy room didn’t dampen your spirits! I was very impressed with the completeness of your video exercise and how all the elements blended together so perfectly. Remarkable in such a short time and well worthy of a signed copy of my book – I hope you enjoy it. All the best with your career and keep me posted with your books!

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        Emily Dorsett Beard

        Hi Miles,

        I’ve recently started the Walkers of Legend and it’s an incredibly fantastic read. Having planned to keep you posted with my books, I’m looking into publishers and literary agents to get ‘Lie to Me’ (my crime thriller) published as part of an assignment submission, so wondered if there were any companies you could recommend for me to contact.

        Thank you very much for visiting the college!

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          Hi Emily, glad you’re enjoying Walkers. Being a Self-Publisher I don’t keep up to date with traditional publishers. Crime/Thriller is still the best genre at the moment though to get accepted, so that’s good news. One of the best books for getting a publisher is the Writers’ and Artists’ Year Book – it’s full of great advice and lists many publishers and what they take and how to approach them. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Writers-Artists-Yearbook-2017/dp/1472927656/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484328704&sr=8-1&keywords=writers+and+artists+yearbooks

          You may also find that you’ll need to go through an agent first, as few publishers take unsolicited MS’s nowadays.

          Very best of luck and keep me informed on how you get on.

          Best Wishes

          Miles

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    hi Miles

    Am looking to see how I can obtain a copy of Book two – Legends Awakening, would you know where to obtain a paper copy.

    Regards

    David

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    Elizabeth & Linda - Mitchell & Mitchell

    We met Miles when he gave a talk at the Bexley Literary Festival and decided to ask him for assistance in producing a smaller paperback version of ‘Revenge’, the book we had published on Amazon. Miles advised us on all sides of the process, from how to get an ISBN number to how to improve the cover, and suggested we change the title to ‘Revenge: Blood Runs Deep’ in order to make it easier to find on the web. It has been of enomous benefit to have someone who has been through the process and succeeded, to guide us each step of the way. Thank you so much, Miles.

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