Worthing classes start in October

We’re kicking off our Worthing writing classes this autumn. Perfect for anyone who wants regular feedback on work in progress, or to get a project started. If you’re interested let us know here in the comments or email us at writingsussex@gmail.com.


Gift vouchers! The perfect gift for the writer in your life.

If you’d like to treat someone to one of our courses, a place on our online novel-writing programme or a possibly a manuscript appraisal, why not give them a voucher? Leave us a comment here and we’ll get back to you with details…

New – Manuscript Appraisal Service

So, your friends and family say they love your writing, but are they really the best people to ask for critical feedback? Probably not. It’s a bit like asking them if they like your barnet when you come back from the hairdressers… They adore you; the last thing they want to do is ruin your relationship by suggesting that you and your writing (or your hair) is anything less than perfect. And that’s where we come in…

You can come to one of our classes and we’ll help you knock your work into shape, or – if you live miles away – we can use the power of modern technology, aka email, to offer constructive but critical feedback on your work.

We can help with your novel or short stories and can also help with non-fiction, such as autobiography. Just email us at writingsussex@gmail.com.


New! Online novel-writing programme

If you can’t get to one of our classes but want feedback on your novel, our online novel-writing programme could be the answer. You may only have the spark of an idea, or be half-way through your first draft – whatever stage you’re at, our programme will be designed to suit.


  • Write a synopsis – know where your story is going
  • Regular submission deadlines to keep you writing
  • Monthly feedback and progress reports
  • Set your own wordcount target and get feedback on up to 5,000 words a month
  • Reading recommendations, to engage and inspire your own writing
  • Help with editing
  • Optional Skype tuition sessions, available 10am to 9pm (10am to 5pm at weekends and bank holidays)


You can continue with the programme for as long as you want, including taking breaks, with the option of a full manuscript appraisal* at any time.


£150 for six months, or £250 for twelve.



* incurs an additional fee.

Who, where, when… (in no particular order)

Welcome to our new venture – Writing Sussex.

We are three writers and teachers, Sarah Higbee, Linda McVeigh and Sarah Palmer, and are offering creative writing short courses (both day and evening) from various locations in West Sussex.

As well as general creative writing classes, we have courses with a more specific focus, such as our novel writing group. You can read more here.

Between the three of us, we have years of teaching experience (eg. Northbrook College, University of Brighton short courses) and when we’re not teaching, we’re writing.

You can find us on Facebook, too.

If you’d like to join our mailing list, drop us a line here.

Our online booking system will be live soon. In the meantime, if you’d like to book on any of our courses, please use the contact page and we’ll be right back in touch with you.