For the Love of Books - What People Say about Us

"Thank you for inviting me on to your show last night- great fun!"
Joe Wenbourne, Essex - Regarding Writer's Block Radio Programme

"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

"Sarah helped me to pin down the text shown on my website, please do not hesitate to contact her to do the same for you."
CG, Corporate Branded Goods Supplier, Essex - Regarding Web Content

"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!

Best wishes"
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

"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

"...very friendly...

...easy to talk to...

...lots of information given, lots to absorb, thank you!"
Aspiring Authors, Essex - Regarding Creative Writing Events, selected comments

"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!"

Owen Knight

"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

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