British short story author and writing coach based in France. Currently a senior editor at Flash Fiction Online. Charlie has worked in short fiction publishing and offering consultation on novels for more than a decade while also running workshops and courses on writing fiction for almost two. She believes that good writing is as much about effective editing as it is about creating the initial idea.
Even the most experienced writers need a fresh pair of eyes to go over their work, advise on weak areas and where the story strengths lie, be it in fiction or memoir. The relationship between writer and editor/coach/mentor is one of trust and teamwork, to navigate a path together towards crafting clear and compelling stories while retaining the vitally unique flavour of the author's style and voice.
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, she also had a career in sales, services and marketing...