Hello - It's lovely to 'meet' you!
Hi, I'm Maria Frankland, an Author, Poet and Creative Writing Teacher, based in the lovely market town of Otley, in Yorkshire.
From a young age, my dream has been to become an author. It took many years but I'm over the moon that this is now my career. Now it is my aim to support, motivate and inspire other writers to also achieve this dream, but in much less time than it took me!
To start this process, I have written a free booklet for you: 'The 7 S.E.C.R.E.T.S. to Achieving your Writing Dreams,' which you can get here.
As well as being a published author, I am a qualified teacher with an English degree and a Masters degree in Creative Writing. Click the online courses link here to learn more about what I can support you with. These are also available as books, with companion workbooks - more info here.
I regularly blog on aspects of writing to help other writers and I also offer free mini creative writing sessions through my YouTube channel and writing tips and motivation to those on my 'keep in touch' list.
I have seven psychological thrillers already out, with another three on the way, along with the second edition of my memoir 'Don't Call me Mum.' You can find them all by visiting my author page.
I have two poetry collections out - the latest, Poetry for the Newly Married 40 Something, is available through this link.
Its prequel, Poetry for the Newly Single 40 Something, is available from this link.
If anyone was to ask me how it is possible to achieve success as a writer I would say, keep going, keep writing, keep believing in your voice.
No one can write your words, but you.
Polish your work until it shines and never give up. We can all achieve our dreams.
With best wishes,