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Max Adams has been a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne for three years, coaching students in writing skills, technique and style. With long experience as an editor, mentor and creative artist working with almost every kind of writer from special-needs film-makers to primary school poets, life-writers and academics, Max brings all the experience and skills of a professional writer and Royal Literary Fund Fellow to on-demand 1-2-1 coaching and to group training in writing skills for correspondence, documentation, front-end literature and advertising.

Royal Literary Fund Consultant Fellows

RLF Consultant Fellows

Max is also a member of the RLF Consultant Fellows panel, currently developing initiatives to expand the role of Fellows outside the education sector.  He works with second-career professionals such as sportsmen and women, the military, police officers and others who need to develop and hone their writing skills. One such initiative is the The Writing Coach scheme which Max has developed specifically for individuals working in these sectors. Those who have benefited from the 1-2-1 mentoring offered in the scheme include, a gold-medal-winning paralympian writing his second biography; an international cricketer composing his racing tips; an international rugby player who wrote a Six Nations blog; and a statistician with an eye on a career in journalism.

All writers, regardless of their experience, benefit from one-to-one mentoring and coaching. Whether it is to sort out that niggling doubt about the apostrophe or semi-colon, develop your individual writing voice or to tighten the clarity of expression, writing coach sessions can empower your ability to express yourself effectively, to reflect your real qualities. Group tasters and small-group sessions can be organised to suit. The Writing Coach scheme also provides advice on commercial aspects of writing such as finding an agent, presenting a manuscript and working in a variety of formats including screenplay, article and TV scripts.

For more information on Max Adams’s availability and on the various options for using the Writing Coach service, contact