Mentorships for Writers

We help writers untangle plots, strengthen characters and get stories on the page. It’s what we’re good at. It’s what we love to do.

Manuscript Assessments

Manuscript assessments give you invaluable help with the craft and business of writing. Not only do you receive the encouragement needed, you’ll also get one-on-one teaching that answers your questions on structure, characterisation, dialogue, plot and language. 

The Letter Library


Dear Stranger,

If you’re reading this, then most likely you've read my book, Words in Deep Blue. Hello.

Word House Decadence 


Nurture yourself. Writing is wellbeing.

Word House Masterclass: Character

Join two-time PM's-Literary-Award-winner Cath Crowley and The Rosie Project editor Alison Arnold for a masterclass on Character.

VCE Seminar Series


In this one-day seminar, academic and film commentator, Dr Michael Kitson will tackle the issues of character, story and theme as he examines Alfred Hitchcock’s spectacular widescreen entertainment, Rear Window.


professional development – 

made to order


‘Creative workshop from the dream-team. Treat yourself
to some inspiration and nurturing.’
Fiona Wood

Michael Kitson is one of those rare individuals who not only feel a deep interest and excitement for their subject matter but are able to inspire others to share in that interest and excitement.
— Tracey Rolfe Teacher: Professional Writing and Editing, Victoria Polytechnic
It’s always a joy to watch Michael elucidate the hidden gems of meaning lurking beneath the surface of a classic film. If you saw his analysis of The Road Warrior and the Dog, you’ll already know a Rear Window lecture from Kitson is not one to miss.
— Brett Stanning, Teacher of screenwriting RMIT University