Patrice is offering a detailed critique of the first three chapters of a work-in-progress, fiction (middle grade, YA or adult), memoir or biography. The critique will include notes on structure, voice, dialogue (if appropriate), character (again, if appropriate) and point of view. Patrice is also happy to throw in a signed copy of ‘Orangeboy’.

Patrice Lawrence is a Brighton-born author who now spends her time tutting at the growing army of coffee shops in east London. She has a MA (Distinction) in Writing for Film and TV. She also has no shame and has written across all genres from short stories in teen romance magazines to chapters in undergraduate social policy books.  Her foray into educational publishing produced ‘Granny Ting Ting’ and ‘Wild Paper Woods’ (A & C Black and Pearsons respectively).  Adult short stories have popped up in anthologies published by Hamish Hamilton and Peepal Tree Press.

‘Orangeboy’, Patrice’s first full length novel for young adults was published in June 2016.  It would never have reached the editor’s Kindle without the support of her writing group. Patrice also reviews books for Letterbox Library, the ethical children’s booksellers and has previously reviewed non-fiction academic books for relevant publications.