With no formal training, I was attempting to teach myself, but I was struggling. I found the an online creative writing short course run by Mike. It changed my life and gave me the solid foundation to turn my crazy dream of being a writer into a reality. I have signed up for the Mike’s Writer’s Masterclass for the fourth year in a row. It was the graduate programme I needed to finish my first novel. The critiques are firm and insightful and the encouragement from Mike and the cohort every year helped me persevere through the many ups and downs of being a novelist.