• The Sixth Element Writers’ Circle meets once a month, on the last Wednesday of the month when possible, 10am to 12pm, at Arthur Robinson House in Billingham. We talk about a whole range of topics including writing craft stuff such as dialogue, plot structure, pov and character development, as well as issues like legal considerations and promoting your book. We often have opportunities for one to one sessions to talk specifically about your work and we often invite some awesome guest speakers. And every now and then we’ll have a picnic or lunch, with wine!
    • Lifetime membership free to all Sixth Element Authors.
    • Otherwise annual membership £25 a year.
    • One-off meetings £5.
    We hold at least six Writer Wednesdays a year and aim to meet each month, when possible. If you’d like more details, please contact us on 01642 360253 or drop us an email to hello@6e.net.
    Buy an annual membership now to gain access to all our meetings for a year - includes a free one hour mentoring session worth £25.
  • Sixth Element Gift Vouchers available now. £25 Have a writer in your life who needs a bit of a boost? Treat them to a one hour intense mentoring session with Sixth Element. We can help fix a manuscript, work on structure or character development, help with KDP listings, come up with promotional ideas or help with any writing projects. Once the voucher has been purchased, we'll post it out. To use the voucher, please email us to arrange an appointment.
  • Writer Retreat March 2019

    Sixth Element Writer Retreat: two nights in a Scottish castle, March 2019 From £795 per person inc bed and breakfast for two nights, group sessions and one to one mentoring Want to give your novel writing and publishing ambitions a boost? Join Amazon Best Selling historical romance author Sam Burnell and Sixth Element Publishing’s Gillie Hatton, experienced editor and author of the Thieves’ Guild science fiction series, on a two night stay in a haunted 16th century castle. Amidst the stunning surrounds of the Dumfries countryside, Castle of Park, with its log-burning fires and oak beams, is perfect for a creative weekend retreat packed with practical small group workshops and one to one mentoring. You’ll have the chance to work on your novel, chat with other writers over a wine or two, talk about your book and writing with Gillie, sit with Sam to discuss marketing and sales, and leave rejuvenated with an action plan to take your writing forward.
  • Manuscript Makeover

    Does your manuscript need a makeover? We work with authors who have self-published their books, totally independently, and find that they need a bit of a makeover, tidy, final edit or format to make sure their book doesn't have basic errors in it before uploading to KDP. We work on a final Word document, and can edit with or without tracked changes. Our costs include time to discuss the changes we've made with you, and also discuss any further possible changes we'd like to suggest. Please contact us for a bespoke price if your manuscript doesn't fit any of these word counts.
  • Does your book cover need a bit of care and attention? We love designing book covers and we believe that the effort you put into your book deserves a cover to do it justice. Whether you have a cover already, that you're not quite happy with, or you need one designing from scratch, we can help. Buy now or give us a call to discuss your book.