|"SJ Banham knows how to create distinct and lifelike characters, and the|
suspense of the plot makes it easy to devour the whole novel in one go. A
riveting read from start to finish"
|Book Reviewer, Essex - Regarding the Novel, Guardian Angel|
|"...Helped kill the block (and bury under the patio!)|
...so many ideas.
...reminded me how to use different [writing] tools.
...visual aids helped words flow naturally.
...Enjoyed interacting with like-minded people.
...good ideas on how to get the juices going. Haven't been writing for a while and felt this was perfect timing.
...Interesting to hear others' viewpoints."
|Aspiring Authors, Essex - Regarding Creative Writing Workshops, selected comments|
|"I just wanted to say thanks again for helping me out with those quotes for my column in Writing Magazine. The article has just been published and I've attached a copy here for your records.|
I hope the writing and the studying are going well!
|Simon Whaley, Author | Writer| Photographer|
|"Thank you very much - it was a great experience for both of us."|
|Toni McGenity, Essex - Regarding Writer's Block Radio Programme|
|"Last Thursday, 14th July, I was invited on to Sarah Banham‘s Writer’s Block programme on Maldon Saint FM 94.7 to discuss They Do Things Differently Here, book 1 of my The Invisible College trilogy of dystopian novels for young adults.|
I discovered both the programme and the station earlier this year, as a result of a chance Google search. I was most surprised to find that a local community station would have a weekly scheduled book programme, at 7pm Thursdays (repeated 9am Sundays). Sarah describes the programme’s aim as ‘to shine a literary light on Essex and its writers’.
On the programme Sarah intersperses music with news and interviews from the Essex literary scene. Each week she invites a guest, who may be a writer, poet, literary agent, editor or other profession related to writing. I would certainly recommend it to anyone interested in local writing. Sarah’s bubbly personality and enthusiasm is ideally suited to the show. Give it a try!"
|"Sarah's in depth and friendly coaching service is tailor made to get my writing into tip top condition to publish. I thoroughly recommend her"|
|BF, Retired Military Employee, Essex - Regarding Coaching and Mentoring|
|"Topics were well structured allowing skills to be built upon."|
...easy to talk to...
...lots of information given, lots to absorb, thank you!"
|Aspiring Authors, Essex - Regarding Creative Writing Events, selected comments|
|"Relaxed format – exercises were challenging and pushed me outside of my comfort zone but in a safe environment."|
|"I have found Sarah Banham to be a fantastic mentor. She helped in many ways! Being able to gain confidence is amazing and being on the radio as a co-host helped me a lot. Also learning the journalism side [of writing] at work experience gave me a chance to find out what I love and it opened a door to my future! I would suggest Sarah as a mentor to many people since she can teach you a great deal of information needed!"|
|SY, Student, Essex - Regarding Coaching and Mentoring|