Comments: 14
  • #14

    Benjamin Scott (Monday, 24 April 2017 17:16)

    Hi Tess,

    Get in touch with me via my Facebook page and we can discuss - I'm tutoring a residential class for 9-12 year olds at Uppingham Summer School this year that might be of interest.
    Best wishes

  • #13

    Tess (Sunday, 23 April 2017 18:30)

    Hi I am interested in the creative writing for Young Adults - a nearly 9 year old. Do you offer lessons? I am based in the Milton Keynes area. Thanks

  • #12

    Benjamin Scott (Saturday, 08 August 2015 19:54)

    Thanks Ben! It was fabulous having you on the course - do keep in touch, I have a Facebook Page ( and a Twitter Feed ( if you want to contact me personally. Good luck with your writing and university! Best wishes, Benjamin

  • #11

    Ben Banyard-Phelps (Saturday, 08 August 2015 12:38)

    It was really great to meet you last week and share stories. The sessions were really inspiring and the powerpoints to do with the writing process, particularly on editing and publishing were extremely informative. As I tentatively dip my toes into the pool of writing pofessionally (well at university anyway) I am thankful to you for providing an excelletn course showing me exactly what I'm getting myself into.

    Thanks again,


  • #10

    Sue Peterson (Friday, 29 May 2015 00:19)

    Hi Benjamin
    Hope all is well. Noticed that you are tutoring at Swanwick again. I am away again-this time with the whole family to celebrate our Ruby Wedding.
    Sorry, didn't introduce myself. 'My brain is like a butterfly.' I was on your Michaelmas 2012 YA course at Oxford. My protagonists Connor and Elizabeth, from Belfast, have been sleeping but I think it is time to wake them up. At long last I am taking your advice and looking to get my brain/emotions sorted! All the best for Swanwick.

  • #9

    Mary Major (Sunday, 25 January 2015 02:01)

    Hi Benjamin
    It was the YA online course in 2012 that I took with you as tutor that saw the beginning of a young protagonist called Fabian. In my assignment you said you hoped Fabian gets to complete his journey. Just wanted you to know he has. At last. Thanks for the encouragement back then. Sending off a 107,000 word manuscript tomorrow. What a ride!

    Mary (NZ)

  • #8

    Mary Volpe (Sunday, 21 July 2013 20:42)

    Hi Benjanim...Hope this year went well for you. Venturing to Oxford at the end of the month for the 'novel' course. I've been working on "Olivia" and would love to really bring this project full circle.

  • #7

    Benjamin Scott (Wednesday, 14 November 2012 11:49)

    Thanks Mary! It's been a really great term on the YAF course. Best wishes, Benjamin

  • #6

    Mary Volpe (Wednesday, 14 November 2012)

    Hi Benjamin, Loving the YAF course this fall and learning so much. Thank you for all the great tutoring, helpful encouragement and enthusiasm for your craft. Truly an inspiration.

  • #5

    Geraldine Evans (Tuesday, 02 October 2012 19:01)

    Hi Benjamin

    Thanks for the follow. How are you? Ages since we met.

  • #4

    Benjamin Scott (Friday, 21 September 2012 11:44)

    Hi Karen, thanks for the praise! It's lovely to hear that the handouts are helpful and understandable even if you've not done the course. Good fortune with your writing! Benjamin

  • #3

    Karen Nobbs (Sunday, 16 September 2012 11:43)

    I'm not writing for children or YA, so didn't attend your classes at Swanwick, but really wish I had. The downloads are the most useful tools a beginner writer can find anywhere or in any self-help book out there. Straight to the point with no waffle. Thanks, Benjamin!

  • #2

    Ann Corrigan (Monday, 02 July 2012 21:34)

    Huge thanks for your wonderful tutoring on the Oxford online YAF course - life will never be the same again...

  • #1

    Candy Gourlay (Saturday, 01 October 2011 11:02)

    website looking good, benjamin! love the photo on the about page!

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