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Blogging & Writing Help

Do you want to learn to blog or improve your current blog?

Blogging can help your business. Sites with good blogs have 55% more visitors than those without. Blogging also establishes you as an expert in your field.

But it takes time. And blogging won’t work unless you focus and promote it properly.

My own blog, The Middlesized Garden is no 5 in the UK Top 10 Garden Blogs (Vuelio and Teads), so I try out everything I teach to make sure it works.

I can do workshops and one-to-ones at your place, or you can come to mine. I do workshops in London, Kent and all over the South East, up to Norwich and Suffolk.

I’ve run workshops in tiny offices and small shops, over kitchen tables and while sitting on sofas. And in proper purpose-built seminar rooms, of course – I won’t turn down facilities if you have them.

Perhaps your company needs an all-day brain-storming session to get your blog on track?

Or you’d like me to review your blog and make tailor-made suggestions for you to make it more effective?

Or you want to work out how social media and blogging fit together to build your platform? Do you need to do it all? (the answer is ‘no’, but it’s helpful to know what’s out there and what it can do for you)

Contact me on – I can help.

‘Feedback for the classes here was very positive – the courses were well-structured, engaging and informative, in a relaxed atmosphere.’ Anne McLaren, director, Creek Creative Studios.

‘Alexandra’s class was authoritative and she has a brilliantly dynamic style of teaching – I picked up some useful tips, which I now use regularly.’ Kylie O’Brien, The Daily Telegraph.

‘A very thorough and informative workshop – I started blogging the following day.’ Sue Peart, editor, You Magazine (The Mail on Sunday)

One-2-one writing coaching and teaching

I do one-to-one coaching or training in Kent or by Skype.

Coaching can help your writing in many ways. I’m an Accredited Coach for Writers, (trained by RD1st with the Arvon Foundation and the National Association of Writers in Education).

Coaching can help with focussing your writing, writer’s block, confidence issues, the way you organise your work and more.

And if you’d like to draw on my 30+ years of experience in writing published novels, non-fiction books and radio plays, or working for major national newspapers and magazines, we can also cover writing techniques, such as editing, writing description or planning. For more about my background, see here.

Writing books

Is it your dream to write a book? Or do you want to write one for professional reasons or to promote your work?

Getting the right support can make all the difference to achieving your aims.

I can help you to feel confident about structuring and writing your book – and support you to the point where it can be presented to publishers or turned into an e-book.

In the last 12 months, three of the people who have had advice or coaching from me have seen their books published by mainstream publishers.

Alexandra Campbell books

Some of my published novels, non-fiction books and audio books.

Having written or co-written 19 fiction and non-fiction books, I can help you with writing tips and strategies.

For one-to-one writing or coaching, contact me at

What people say about my workshops and teaching:

‘A revelatory class: clear, accessible and full of vital information.’ Elizabeth Buchan, novelist –

‘I thoroughly enjoyed Alexandra’s workshop and her no-nonsense, business-like approach. She listens to the individual needs of the participants and tailors the advice accordingly. This made for a very productive evening.’ Paula McWaters, journalist and writer

‘Brilliant presentation on content creation – entertaining and packed with useful advice.’ Karen Thomas, Breathe Insurance Brokers

‘Growing up in Generation X, I know how to use the new media networks available to me, but you have really given me directions on what to write, a rich background on the fundamentals of writing and the ability to use these networks to the best of their ability.’ Heeva Chowdhury, social media and events co-ordinator at Creative Process

‘Very useful – you helped us to organise our ideas and structure our approach when we started thinking about writing our book, Silent Landscape. It is now published (June 2016)’ James Kerr, photographer, co-author of Silent Landscape with Simon Doughty.

‘Your workshop on ‘how to write a press release’ really works. I’ve had more press releases picked up, and more of my words have been used in the coverage. One journalist even congratulated me on writing “the perfect press release”‘. Nathalie Banaigs, Kent Creative Live, arts organisation.